Exintern sues MaryKate and Ashley Olsens company says she worked 50hour weeks

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A former intern has sued Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s licensing and manufacturing company, saying she worked 50 hours a week but wasn’t paid.Shahista Lalani filed a class-action lawsuit against Dualstar Entertainment Group in Manhattan’s state Supreme Court.Lalani says she worked from May to September 2012. The Daily News reports the lawsuit claims interns were misclassified as exempt from minimum wage requirements.Lalani says her responsibilities included inputting data into spreadsheets, doing errands for paid employees, cutting patterns, photocopying and sewing.A spokeswoman tells the Post the company wasn’t aware of the lawsuit and declined to comment further.The 29-year-old twins founded the company when they were 6. Among other things, it makes videos, books, cosmetics and clothes.Lalani’s attorney didn’t respond to requests for comment from the News. Ex-intern sues Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s company, says she worked 50-hour weeks without pay FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, file photo, Mary-Kate Olsen, left, and Ashley Olsen attend the 2014 World of Children Awards at 583 Park Avenue, in New York. Shahista Lalani, a former intern, has sued the Olsen twins’ licensing and manufacturing company, saying she worked 50 hours a week but wasn’t paid. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Aug 11, 2015 8:12 am MDT Last Updated Aug 11, 2015 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more