Illegal Unpaid Internships

Last Updated on January 11, 2022

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Unpaid interns.
What's Going On?
Companies are getting sued for allegedly hiring unpaid interns in lieu of paid employees.
Have These Lawsuits Been Successful?
Yes. In 2015 alone, Warner Music paid out $4.2 million, NBC paid out $6.4 million and Viacom paid out $7.2 million to unpaid interns.
What Industries Are Affected?
Media, fashion and entertainment have been hit the hardest by these lawsuits, but any company that hires unpaid interns in lieu of paid employees could be breaking the law.