Designer Alexander Wang Denies Sweatshop Claims

Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT) -- Fashion designer Alexander Wang on Friday scorned allegations by former employees that his Chinatown facility in New York City was a sweatshop, urging a New York federal court to toss the workers’ overtime and discrimination claims as unfounded.

Wang contended that lead plaintiffs Wenyu Lu and Flor Duarte failed to plausibly show that the designer or his company, Alexander Wang Inc., discriminated against employees, or that workers were subjected to a hostile work environment because of their race.

Further, the employees’ claims that Wang failed to...
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