Ex-Intern's Suit Against Warner Puts Music Industry On Notice

By Abigail Rubenstein (June 17, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT) -- A former unpaid intern at Warner Music Group Corp.'s Atlantic Records unit slapped the company with a putative wage-and-hour class action on Monday, which his lawyer says is the first case over an internship program to target the music industry.

Former intern John Henry filed a complaint in New York state court against Warner Music and Atlantic, alleging that he and his fellow unpaid interns, who performed various office tasks, should have been classified as employees and were entitled to minimum wages and overtime under state law. 

The case comes in the wake of other high-profile suits lodged by interns in...

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