A former "performance worker" says she should have been paid for answering phones and running errands.
A former Bad Boy Entertainment (BBE) "performance worker," also known as an intern, filed a class-action lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against the company, reports New York Post.
Rashida Salaam claims she should have been paid for the work she did for the company. The suit details that BBE violated minimum-wage laws by not paying interns who worked.
As described in her suit, Salaam was charged with "answering phones, filing and copying documents, running errands and prepping expense reports," from January 2012 to June 2012. She reportedly worked three or four days a week until 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.
Salaam's lawyer, Llyod Ambinder said, "She was a performance worker who should have been paid like anybody else, but was classified as an unpaid intern."
Because intern labor laws have changed in New York state, more than 500 former BBE interns, who began working there after August 2007, may be eligible to join the lawsuit.