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This Thursday, Journalist Charlie Rose and his production team agreed to pay $250,000 in unpaid wages to former interns in order to settle a class-action suit they had filed against him. Could this mean that Hearst will be forced to do the same in the suit former intern Diana Wang brought against the company? And could this be the beginning of the end of unpaid internships?
Working for free may not be ideal, but in this day and age, it’s become a pretty standard way for students and recent grads to get their feet in the door. But one girl isn’t having any of it.
Well, there goes that reference letter. A former Harper’s Bazaar fashion closet intern is suing the magazine’s publisher Hearst for unpaid wages– and she’s trying to get other unpaid interns to sign onto a class action suit that could challenge the way the fashion industry (and in fact many industries) rely on the labor of eager young people just trying to get their foot in the door.