Unpaid Fox Interns Are Employees, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A Fox Entertainment Group Inc. unit misclassified unpaid coffee-fetching interns when it failed to call them employees, a federal judge said Tuesday, a blow for the company in its fight to avoid paying the young staffers.

U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III said two unpaid interns who worked on “Black Swan,” a movie produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc., provided free labor to Fox but got little of educational value in the bargain.

The workers — who ran errands, photocopied and made coffee, among other menial tasks — should have been legally classified as employees, the judge said. Internships must...

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