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Olsen Twins’ Company Sued for Allegedly Making Unpaid Interns Work ..
Olsen Twins’ Company Is Being Sued for Allegedly Making Unpaid Interns Work 50-Hour Weeks
BY MOZE HALPERIN AUGUST 11, 2015 9:49 AM


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Lalani was working under the head technical designer for the Twins’ fashion label, and said she was doing the jobs of three interns, and would have to deal with emails from her boss all day and night; she says she went to the hospital for dehydration due to the pressures of the (not-technically-a) job; the day that this happened, she was carrying around loads of trench coats in 100 degree weather.
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I always got the sense that anyone who wants a good job in the US has to go through the hell of an unpaid internship? Not surprised The Row has interns.

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^Pretty much. Paid internships are like an urban legend; you've only heard of them from a friend of a friend who's cousin had one.

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i know very little about it but thought it was worth posting here.

do most unpaid interns work such extensive hours under poor conditions (allegedly)? i wonder if the suit will just get thrown out of court then?

here is their response, b.t.w.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/p...suit/31480605/

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omg about the unpaid interns thank you Not Plain Jane for the articles.

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It's tricky a lot of employers don't make an effort to understand the actual definition of intern-based work, and instead use interns as entry level laborers.
It's been my experience in general supervising interns in the past that most interns aren't even made aware of the distinction, but it's a very important one.
It sounds like the Row is a growing company and hopefully in the future will make better use of their staff resources .

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I totally agree with all of you about the style-trendsetting-thing.
I can´t believe how people can´t see it. It´s not like an actual copy of them, but they start the trends and magazines make them more "office-chick", posh. I really don´t know why people don´t see that.

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It's been my experience in general supervising interns in the past that most interns aren't even made aware of the distinction, but it's a very important one.
Woah, thanks so much for this! I'm sure most companies aren't even aware of the distinction between entry-level employee work, and intern work. Luckily with cases such as these the issue gets more attention, and ultimately, more regulation.
It sounds like The Row themselves wont be dealing with this, but Dualstar, which is like the holding company? Interesting.

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$10.000 for a coat, $0 for interns

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