Hearst Says Unpaid Interns' Claims Too Varied For Class Cert.

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT) -- The Hearst Corp. pushed back Monday in New York against a bid for class certification brought by a group of unpaid interns who allege the magazine publisher violated federal law by using them to fill gaps in its workforce, saying they fail to show an unlawful companywide policy.

Hearst urged the court to deny a class certification motion brought by eight interns who claim the publishers' policies violate Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law. Each of the 19 Hearst magazines that offer unpaid...
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