Unpaid Intern Hits Modeling Agency With $50M Wage Suit

Law360, New York (February 19, 2013, 9:33 PM EST) -- A former unpaid intern at Elite Model Management Corp. slapped the agency with a proposed $50 million class action Friday, claiming Elite violates wage laws by requiring its interns to do the work of employees for no pay. 

In a complaint lodged in New York federal court, former intern Dajia Davenport alleges that the self-proclaimed “world's most prestigious modeling agency” runs afoul of federal and state wage statutes by intentionally misclassifying employees as interns to get out of paying them wages and overtime. 

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