Three Former Interns Suing Gawker, Claim Minimum Wage Laws Were Violated

Were not paid for the work they did


In the latest case of interns' suing their employers, three former Gawker Media interns have filed a lawsuit against the company and its founder, Nick Denton, alleging that Gawker violated the minimum wage law by failing to pay them for their work.

Aulistar Mark, Andrew Hudson and Hanchen Lu allege that they spent at least 15 hours a week writing, editing, researching and moderating comment forums for the company's websites and "were not paid a single cent for their work," according to the complaint. The suit, filed Friday, seeks unpaid wages, overtime and spread-of-hours wages.