Coach Inc. Hit With Class Action Over Intern Pay

By David McAfee (July 2, 2014, 8:18 PM EDT) -- A former employee hit Coach Inc. with a proposed class action in New York state court on Tuesday for allegedly misclassifying employees as unpaid interns and failing to pay them minimum wage, making Coach the latest in a growing number of companies to be hit with such allegations.

Plaintiff Johnetta Campbell says that since July 2008, Coach has wrongfully withheld wages from her and others who are considered employees under New York labor law. Coach hired Campbell and others to create trend boards, research new trends and fabrics, work in the warehouse, and perform other tasks — but did not provide...

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