A former intern recently filed a putative wage-and-hour class action against Columbia Recordings Corp. and its parent companies, including various Sony entities, on behalf of nearly 500 interns for failure to pay wages. This case is right on the heels of the unpaid intern class action certification decision in June against Fox Searchlight. Columbia joins Gawker, PBS’ Charlie Rose Show, W Magazine, and other companies that all have been sued by former interns for unpaid wages. Aside from the cost of unpaid wages, benefits, and penalties, which can add up to thousands of dollars per intern, company officers and directors can be held personally liable for unpaid wages. As summer comes to a close, think twice about the interns in your organization and how they are being compensated, if at all.