Unpaid Intern

January 23, 2015

No more unpaid internships

by Dillon Patel at The Chronicle(Duke) Barcelona, please take me back. Real life isn't nearly as exciting. I've been back at Duke for less than a month and I've hit a wall of reality, especially when it comes to finding an internship for next summer. I'm looking mostly in sectors such as consulting and finance. Super original, right? Anyways, I've worn a suit more times in the last month than probably my entire life, and […]
January 5, 2015

Viacom Settles Intern Class Action Lawsuit (Exclusive)

by Eriq Gardner at The Hollywood Reporter Casey O’Jeda, the lead plaintiff, worked at MTV three years ago Viacom is about to become the latest media giant to stage an exit from the messy litigation over unpaid internships. On New Year’s Eve, attorneys informed a New York federal judge that the company had come to a deal in principle to settle a class action lawsuit challenging whether its old intern program violated minimum wage and […]
July 1, 2014

Former Howard Stern Intern Sues Sirius XM Over Unpaid Internships

By Dave Jamieson A former intern for The Howard Stern Show has sued the radio personality’s broadcaster, Sirius XM Radio, claiming that the company’s unpaid internship program violates labor law. In a complaint filed in federal court last week, Melissa Tierney says she interned at Stern’s show for five months in 2011, spending between 24 to 36 hours per week running errands, reviewing news clips and fetching food for on-air personalities and guests. She said […]
April 8, 2014

Leeds Brown Law, P.C. and Virginia & Ambinder, LLP Obtain Conditional Class Certification

Federal Judge Allows Class Certification for Unpaid Interns On Friday, April 4, U.S. District Court Judge Jesse M. Furman granted conditional class certification status to individuals who previously worked as unpaid interns at Viacom and MTV, a ruling that will allow attorneys to send notice of impending legal action to thousands of others across the United States who also served as unpaid interns for the media giants. Former interns have claimed that they were wrongfully […]