Ex-Hearst Unpaid Intern Fights For Class Cert. In Wage Suit
By Django Gold
Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 12:53 PM ET) -- A former Hearst Corp. intern accusing the publishing giant of violating labor laws by failing to pay its magazine interns asked a New York federal court for class certification Thursday, disputing the publisher's contention that the interns' allegations are too wide-ranging to be grouped.
Xuedan Wang, who alleges she worked up to 55 unpaid hours per week while interning for Hearst's fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar, has filed a motion for conditional certification arguing against the publisher's claim that the varying personal benefits gleaned by its interns...