Warner Music Group Settles Intern Lawsuit
June 10, 2015 at 3:55 PM (PT)
WARNER MUSIC GROUP will pay hundreds of former interns more than $4.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the conglomerate of underpaying them, METRO.US reports. The agreement follows similar deals with interns made against iHEARTMEDIA (NET NEWS, 5/7) and VIACOM (NET NEWS, 3/13).
"We continue to stand by our internship program as an invaluable educational experience for students looking to obtain hands-on, real-world training," read a WARNER MUSIC statement.
The settlement, which requires court approval, covers interns who were paid nothing or less than minimum wage, in periods dating as far back as JUNE 2007 for those working in NEW YORK. WARNER MUSIC reserved the right to terminate the settlement if the number of claimants exceeds 1,135.