Satisfactory Monetary Settlement Reached in FLSA Unpaid Intern Lawsuit Filed Against Production Company of Nickelodeon’s ‘Alien Dawn’

Satisfactory Monetary Settlement Reached in FLSA Unpaid Intern Lawsuit Filed Against Production Company of Nickelodeon’s ‘Alien Dawn’

For more information, contact Maurice Pianko – mpianko@internjustice.com – (973) 646-

PRESS RELEASE (8/15/2013)- The owners of the Television Production company behind Nickelodeon’s ‘Alien Dawn,’ along with Intern Justice Founder, New York attorney Maurice Pianko of Pianko Law Group PLLC, and Jesse Strauss of Strauss Law PLLC, jointly announce that a satisfactory monetary settlement has been reached in the Fair Labor Standards Act class action lawsuit alleging that Plaintiff Kevin Hicks was denied certain wages while working as an intern on ‘Alien Dawn.’  The settlement terminates the action but may still require court approval.

Mr. Pianko expressed his appreciation to the defendants for “resolving the matter quickly and fairly.” Mr. Pianko continued “Unfortunately, the use of unpaid interns is still rampant in the television and film industries.  With this settlement, Intern Justice is hopeful that there will be a shift in this trend and as a result, interns will begin receiving at least minimum wage in return for their services.” 

For the last year, Intern Justice has been responsible for filing numerous unpaid intern (and other exploited worker)  FLSA lawsuits throughout the country, and intends to file many more over the coming months.  This settlement marks the second settlement we have reached on behalf of a former intern. Intern Justice looks forward to continuing its fight for unpaid interns and other exploited workers and the continued success of its work.

To find out more about the many rights that unpaid interns and other unpaid and underpaid workers in New York are routinely denied, including unpaid overtime,  we urge you to take a look at our many substantive blog articles. If you were a  former unpaid intern or exploited worker, contact us, to get started today.

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