Hearst Kills Wage Deduction Claim In Unpaid Interns' Suit

Law360, New York (January 9, 2013, 4:46 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday nixed an allegation that Hearst Corp. violated state restrictions on wage deductions by requiring unpaid magazine interns to be enrolled in college.

U.S. District Judge Harold Baer tossed the claim from a broader class action accusing Hearst's intern program of violating state and federal wage laws, ruling that a law designed to protect against pay garnishment could not be applied to interns who received no pay at all.

Section 193 of the New York Labor Law bars employers from...
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