Intern Files Pay Suit Against Warner Music, Atlantic Records
June 18, 2013 at 5:25 AM (PT)
A former unpaid intern at ATLANTIC RECORDS claims the record company required him to work full-time over eight months without pay, often 10 hours a day, according to a proposed class-action law suit filed in State Supreme Court in MANHATTAN. This is the first unpaid internship lawsuit to be filed against a music industry business, according to lawyers involved in suit.
The suit was filed by JUSTIN HENRY of BROOKLYN, who has retained MAURICE S. PIANKO, founder of NEW YORK-based Intern Justice; LLOYD AMBINDER, managing partner of VIRGINIA & AMBINDER LLP, and JEFFREY K. BROWN, senior partner of LEEDS BROWN Law P.C., who contend that HENRY’s internship existed solely for the benefit of ATLANTIC RECORDS, and that HENRY received no training or mentorship.