PBS’ Charlie Rose settles with unpaid interns as lawsuits spread

By Amanda Becker (Reuters) – PBS talk show host Charlie Rose and his production company will pay roughly $ 110,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by former unpaid interns, under an agreement approved by a New York state judge. The victory, another win on the wages front for interns, comes amid a wave of lawsuits that followed a June 11 ruling by a federal judge in Manhattan that former production interns for the 2010 film “Black Swan” were de facto employees of Fox Searchlight Pictures. In the so-called glamour industries of film, publishing and other media, unpaid internships are standard. …

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