Trouble is on the horizon for Warner Music Group. A New York federal judge has approved a class action lawsuit that has been filed by over 3,000 former interns of the label. The lawsuit claims that the label blatantly violated the rights of the interns when it comes to overtime, minimum wage, and the Fair Labor Standard Act.
The lawsuit is about to progress, with WMG facing the possibility of having to pay millions of dollars in backpay to their former interns. This would also lead to major changes throughout the industry and how interns are handled. Kyle Grant, who initially brought on the lawsuit back in June, had this to say about his time as an intern at WMG:
“During the Plaintiffs term of employment, his duties primarily consisted of answering telephones, making photocopies, making deliveries, creating lists, preparing coffee, getting lunch for paid employees, running personal errands for paid employees, and other similar duties…”
Stay tuned for more details on this matter as it progresses.
[via Dancing Astronaut]