Unpaid MTV Interns Push For Class Status In Wage Case

By Dan Ivers (January 22, 2014, 5:51 PM EST) -- A former intern accusing MTV of failing to pay him for months of work asked a New York federal judge on Friday to certify a nationwide collective in his case, arguing it would be the most efficient way to resolve a case that could involve thousands of other workers.

Casey Ojeda filed his collective action in August, claiming MTV Networks Enterprises Inc., MTV Networks Music Production Inc. and their parent company Viacom Inc. had violated New York labor laws and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to compensate him for his work in the network's mobile development department between...

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