Former Stern Show Intern Sues SiriusXM Over Unpaid Internships
April 30, 2014 at 5:53 PM (PT)
A former HOWARD STERN SHOW intern is suing SIRIUSXM RADIO in the latest case brought by unpaid interns claiming that they should not be exempted from minimum wage laws and should be paid instead of offered college credit.
The HUFFINGTON POST reports that MELISSA TIERNEY interned for the show for five months in 2011, and performed typical intern duties like errand running, getting food, and reviewing news clips, all unpaid. Her suit, styled as a class action, alleges that if not for having the unpaid interns around, the company "would have hired additional employees or required existing staff to work additional hours."
The suit follows other highly publicized complaints filed against media industry businesses, notably FOX SEARCHLIGHT, CONDE NAST and HEARST.