Donna Karan Latest To Face Suit By Unpaid Interns

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 6:06 PM ET) -- Donna Karan International Inc., the popular designer of women's fashion, was hit with a putative class action in New York state court on Wednesday for allegedly classifying regular employees as interns and trainees to avoid paying them.

Lead plaintiff Valentino Smith, who worked for the company between January and May of 2009, alleged in his complaint that the fashion giant didn't pay him for his services by listing him as an intern. Smith performed menial tasks that would have otherwise required hired help, such as fetching...
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