On February 1, 2012, a former intern of Hearst Corp.’s Harper’s Bazaar filed a purported class action alleging that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and applicable state law by failing to pay minimum wage and overtime pay to her and the other interns.
Although the lawsuit is against a publishing company, it nonetheless highlights a growing trend in health care. The economic downturn has led many job seekers to get their foot in the door anyway they can, even if it means interning without pay. Indeed, as the complaint against Hearst Corp. asserts ...
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