Unpaid interns sue US TV networks and win - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Kazi ni kazi

Unpaid interns sue US TV networks and win

N

The number of law suits by unpaid interns working in different media houses in the US is increasing by the day. According to the Huffington Post, quoting different sources, a former intern at NBC Universal has sued the cable network for ‘working without pay’. Another intern, Monet Eliastam is suing the network ‘for time spent working on Saturday Night Live in 2002’.

More interns have taken legal action against major media companies in the past with the courts giving rulings favorable to the interns. A production company paid $11,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by former unpaid interns. A Manhattan court ruled that former interns contracted in the production of the movie ‘Black Swan’ were de facto employees and were entitled to payment.

With the exploitative nature of some companies in Kenya who demand interns pay for an internship, the courts may just be the saving grace for thousands of graduates looking for an opportunity to learn without being exploited.

 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Some More Sauce...

Lifestyle

Kenyans on Twitter woke up to an explicit video that has since gone viral. In the video, a woman who is known on social...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch recently opened up about her life. The 24 year old former radio presenter, musician and mother of one is...

Featured

Ugandan TV journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala’s face has got to be one of the memed faces of 2019.   But how did this Ugandan...

Da Squeeze

Kenya has a robust matatu culture and some people around the world love it. Award winning American singer and dancer Chris Brown yesterday (23.03.20)...

Featured

The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem. The Freemason society based in Nairobi...

Da Squeeze

Kenyans on Twitter are not to be messed with, they bring guns to a knife fight. The hard-hitting K.O.T recently got into a Twitter...

Da Squeeze

Bongo star Harmonize launched his latest album over the weekend and his former boss Diamond Platnumz is on the frontline cheering him on. Wasafi...

Da Squeeze

Famed comedian and radio host Jalang’o hosted John Otieno “Owago Onyiro” Byron, on YouTube for a candid discussion on his ventures in comedy and...