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Conde Nast Ends Internship Program Over Lawsuits: Let the Blame Game Begin!

Condé Nast, the publishing giant, has decided to discontinue its vaunted internship program following a class-action lawsuit filed by two former interns saying that they were paid less than $1 dollar an hour, according to an article in Women’s Wear Daily yesterday. Back in June, Condé Nast, which owns and operates popular and influential magazines […]

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Criminal Law Employment Law Fair Labor/Wage and Hour Litigation Restaurant and Hospitality Law

Unpaid Intern Cannot Sue for Sexual Harassment: NYFed Court

In a case that may be shocking to many folks (but not lawyers in the employment litigation field) NY Southern District Judge Kevin Castel last week ruled that an unpaid intern could not sue her employer under NYC Human Rights Law because she was not an “employee” under the law. This discrepancy’s not new. It […]

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Employment Law General

Caveat Superior: Employers Can Be Held Responsible For Their Employees Social Media Posts

Most employers already know that many of their employees are engaging in social media while at the workplace. Whether its posting on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or looking at others’ posts on those time-draining sites, many employers are concerned about how much labor time is being frittered away during these “Digital smoke breaks.” Many […]

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Constitutional Law Employment Law Intellectual Property

Before You Search at Work Remember: Your Boss Owns Your Computer!

Recently, Michele Catalano an internet journalist who writes for something called DeathandTaxesmag.com started a firestorm this week when she claimed that her home had been invaded by the FBI because of Google searches over the phrase “Pressure cooker.” “This is where we are at,” Catalano wrote. “Where you have no expectation of privacy. Where trying […]

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Employment Law Entertainment Law Fair Labor/Wage and Hour Litigation

Flood of Internship Lawsuits Continues with Case Against NBC

A few days ago, two interns who had worked at NBC Universal filed a Federal lawsuit against the company claiming that NBC violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay them any wages during their respective internships. One plaintiff, Jesse Moore, interned at MSNBC in 2011; the other, Monet Eliastam interned at Saturday […]