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2 Black Swan unpaid interns sue Fox Searchlight Pictures

Alex Footman and Russell Nelson, two former unpaid interns on the Black Swan movie set, have filed a lawsuit against the movie’s production company, Fox Searchlight Pictures.

The two former interns claim that they were ordered to do menial work that they should have been paid for.  According to labor laws, employers must provide interns with work that benefits the intern and that classifies as an educational experience in order to be exempt from paying the interns.

Footman and Nelson claim that they were given secretarial and janitorial work that did not provide them with any professional benefits.

Read more at the New York Times

2 Black Swan unpaid interns sue Fox Searchlight Pictures
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