Gawker's Unpaid Interns Are Legally Employees, Suit Says

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 1:37 PM EDT) -- Former Gawker Media LLC interns slapped the company with a wage class action in New York federal court Friday saying they and "numerous" other interns should have been classified as employees and paid for the revenue-producing content they generated for Gawker’s blogs.

The suit said the New York-based network of media, technology, celebrity gossip and sports blogs violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York state law by categorizing employees who provided material benefit to the company — and were therefore entitled to receive at...
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