Armani Added To Parade Of Intern Wage Suit Defendants

By Jody Godoy (May 5, 2015, 5:07 PM EDT) -- Giorgio Armani Corp. became the latest big name in fashion and entertainment accused of using interns for free labor in a proposed class action filed in New York state court.

The suit, filed Friday, is one of dozens that have recently targeted media, luxury goods and entertainment corporations for internship programs that allegedly have no educational value and instead were a way for employers to skirt minimum wage requirements.

In the suit, former intern Claire Malnar says she performed work duties including data entry, unpacking boxes, and organizing inventory when she interned for the company for three months in 2010. The suit seeks...

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