2nd Circ. To Tackle Fox, Hearst Intern Wage Claims
By Ben James
Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 8:22 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit accepted two appeals Thursday that could shed light on the standard for determining if unpaid interns qualify as “employees” under wage-and-hour laws, agreeing to hear challenges to class certification decisions from Fox Entertainment Group Inc. and former interns who sued Hearst Corp for wages.
The Second Circuit granted petitions for leave to pursue interlocutory appeals of U.S. District Judge William Pauley's June decision granting class and collective action certification to a former intern who asserted wage-and-hour claims against Fox, as well as U.S....