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Film Interns Win Employment Class Action Lawsuit against 21st Century Fox


This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Santa Clara, CA: An employment class action lawsuit filed by interns who worked at 21st Century Fox Inc, has reached a preliminary settlement. The interns alleged they should have been paid for their work at the company, but where not.

According to court papers, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Entertainment Group will pay $495 to each claimant who interned without pay for at least two weeks at various times between 2005 and 2010. Estimates suggest several dozen people are eligible to receive a share of the settlement.

The landmark lawsuit sparked other, similar suits involving students and recent college graduates who alleged they worked free during their internships when, given their duties, they should have been paid. The lawsuits claim violations of state and federal minimum wage laws.

The two named plaintiffs in the 21st Century Fox class action, Eric Glatt and Alexander Footman, who interned on the 2010 movie "Black Swan," would be paid a respective $7,500 and $6,000, provided the settlement agreement receives final court approval.

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Published on Jul-14-16


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