Sony's Columbia Hit With Unpaid Intern Class Action

By Jeff Sistrunk (August 7, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT) -- Columbia Recordings Corp. on Tuesday became the latest company to be hit with a putative wage-and-hour class action over unpaid internships when a former intern filed suit, claiming the music giant misclassified its interns to avoid paying them wages under New York state labor laws. 

Former Columbia intern Britt'ni Fields sued in New York state court, seeking to represent a class of an estimated 500 unpaid interns who have worked for the company and related entities since August 2007. Columbia's parent company, Sony Corp. of America, and another Sony subsidiary, Sony Music Holdings Inc., were also named as defendants in the complaint.  ...

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