October 23, 2013
On the heels of a lawsuit filed in June by two of its former interns over pay, Condé Nast has announced that it will discontinue its internship program in 2014. The lawsuit is still pending.
Condé Nast publishes magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Glamour. In the June lawsuit, former interns Lauren Ballinger (W Magazine) and Matthew Leib (New Yorker) claim their employers violated federal labor laws by failing to pay them minimum wage for their work in 2009 and 2010. Ballinger and Leib want their lawsuit to be granted class-action status.
While the publishing giant has not commented on its decision, reports indicate that Condé Nast will allow interns currently employed with the company to complete their internships on the date that had been previously determined.
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