Here we go again. Eight prominent fashion brands have been sued by former interns who claim that they are owed compensation for their work. And, now, you can add Tommy Hilfiger and Fendi to that list.
Both brands are owned and operated by luxury good conglomerate, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey or LVMH and are being sued by former interns Melanie Zuccarini, Kiora Wheeler and Shawntel Smith. All three claim that the LVMH brands misclassified them as interns when the work they performed is work usually performed by employees.
Similar to the previous lawsuits, the three plaintiffs are being represented by Virginia & Ambinder LLP and Leeds Brown Law PC, and their lawsuit is based on New York state law, rather than the usual federal Fair Labor Standards Act, that most lawsuits of this kind are based on.