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Former Interns of Madison Square Garden File Class Action Suit

Former Interns of Madison Square Garden File Class Action Suit

Former Interns of Madison Square Garden File Class Action Suit

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbelzer/2013/09/18/madison-square-garden-intern-lawsuit-could-create-disastrous-precedent-for-sports-industry/

Madison Square Garden is by most accounts the most famous sporting arena in the world, and it has joined a long list of similar arenas that have been sued by "interns." Several interns for Madison Square Garden have filed a class action lawsuit against the arena for labeling them as interns instead of employees. By labeling someone as an intern, employers can receive free labor. The caveat is the intern is supposed to receive educational benefits from the experience. Here, the interns are alleging they were treated as employees. For instance, interns for Madison Square Garden were sometimes asked to work as many as five days a week. The basis of the suit is stems from unfair labor practices, and these suits have included many industries across the United States. This particular class action is seeking unpaid wages dating as far back as 2007. Many in the sports and entertainment industry utilize the practice of hiring unpaid interns, and many of these industries abuse their interns by asking them to perform tasks that are normally deviated to employees. Many critics say that any educational benefit these interns receive is outweighed by the money those in the industry save on hiring employees. However, most interns aren't in a position to resist because they need something to put on their resumes. The culmination of these wants and needs places young and old alike at the mercy of the industries where the main goal is to make profits.

The law firm of Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC is interested in hearing your potential unfair labor practice case. Our firm handles many plaintiffs' claim, and we have a track record of obtaining favorable judgments for our clients. In fact, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. If you believe you have been the victim of an unfair labor practice, please contact our firm to set up a no obligation appointment with one of our personal injury attorneys. Call us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for more information.

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