Ex-Hearst Interns Push For 'Employee' Status, Class Cert.

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Former unpaid interns suing The Hearst Corp. urged a New York federal court Monday to certify a class and declare that they are “employees” under state and federal law, claiming Hearst has invited the court to take an “extreme legal position” that conflicts with U.S. Supreme Court precedent.

The plaintiffs — ex-interns at Hearst magazines in New York — asked the court to grant a partial summary judgment bid they lodged earlier this month and declare them “employees” within the meaning of the federal Fair Labor...
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