Tenet has filed a lawsuit against Hollywood studios, claiming that the new law office will be too expensive for its employees to use, even if they want to.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Los Angeles, claims that Tenet’s employees will be forced to pay $5,000 per month in rent and costs and will also have to pay for office supplies, like chairs, chairs, and desks, as well as an office desk chair.
Tenet says that its legal team is working with lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Employment Law Project.
The ACLU says the law office is a step toward making it easier for people to legally get the job they want in the entertainment industry.
“The law office can help ensure that people who need to apply for jobs or who need a temporary accommodation for employment are not left out in the cold,” said Jennifer Granick, director of the ACLU’s media and digital projects.
“By using the law offices as an accessible, convenient and affordable place for people who are not covered by the existing rules, Tenet will be able to attract talent and jobs, especially for underserved groups.”
The law offices website states that Tenets attorneys will provide a “legal assistance hotline” to help people find employment.
The company said it will be “exploring all legal options” to avoid a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Tenet said it has been waiting for the lawsuit to be dismissed because it wants to be fully transparent about the new office, which will cost it $3 million.
Tenets lawyer, Marc Elias, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Ninth Circuit is currently considering a challenge to the Tenet law office rules.
Teneta’s lawsuit was filed on behalf of a group of artists, musicians, and performers, as they seek a temporary restraining order to stop the new Tenet box offices rule.
They say the rule would require all box office employees to show up at the office and pay $3 per week for office services, which includes filing documents and filling out forms.
“This rule would not only be illegal, but it would be costly, since it would increase the cost of filing, paying and filing tax returns and all other costs associated with the filing of a tax return,” the complaint states.
“The rule would also increase the number of days in which a person is required to be at the box office to attend an audition, and would impose significant financial burdens on the artists and performers in the industry who rely on their own income and financial resources to keep their businesses going.”
In its lawsuit, Tenets argues that the box offices rules do not allow for the type of temporary accommodation that it is seeking.
“We are not trying to limit the number or quality of jobs,” Elias said in a statement.
“We want to make sure that people in our industry are able to find and obtain employment.”
In a statement to Variety, Tenethos attorney, Peter Zilberman, said the company “rejects the lawsuit and intends to vigorously defend its position.”
He added that Tenethets lawyers are seeking a temporary injunction to prevent the rule from going into effect and that the company will continue to appeal the decision to the Ninth Court of Appeal.
The legal battle comes as Hollywood has become increasingly focused on protecting its labor laws, including new overtime protections and wage and hour regulations.
A new Hollywood rule that goes into effect on Feb. 8 would require employers to pay overtime for working overtime and other “extraordinary hours” that do not exceed 20 hours a week.