Ex-Hearst Intern Says Unpaid Work Violates Labor Laws

Law360, New York (February 1, 2012, 8:13 PM EST) -- A former unpaid intern at The Hearst Corp. filed a class action against the media conglomerate Wednesday in New York federal court, claiming it violates federal and state labor laws by using her and hundreds like her as a cheap way to plug gaps in its labor force.

Xuedan Wang, who interned for five months Hearst's fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., says she worked full-time — up to 55 hours a week — for Hearst for no pay, even though she did...
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