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New Year, New Settlement: Another Big Payout Over Unpaid Interns


An article by Partner John Thompson was published on

John’s article entitled “New Year, New Settlement: Another Big Payout Over Unpaid Interns,” was posted on January 16, 2014.

He wrote about high-profile lawsuits by unpaid or allegedly underpaid interns under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-hour laws.

One of them was filed last May against Elite Model Management Corporation under the FLSA and similar New York state laws.

Elite has now agreed to tender as much as $450,000 to settle the litigation. Payment to an individual who elects to participate in the settlement will generally be based upon how many weeks he or she devoted to the internship.

Read the full article on the Fisher Phillips Wage and Hour Laws blog.

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