Employment Law Newsletter - May 2013

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In This Issue:

- Thinking about Hiring an Unpaid Summer Intern? What You Need to Know

- Pets in the Workplace: Should Your Company Open its Doors to Employees’ Furry Friends?

- Excerpt from Thinking about Hiring an Unpaid Summer Intern? What You Need to Know:

With summer approaching, you may be considering hiring an unpaid intern for the summer months. The process for doing so seems pretty cut and dry. However, litigation in the area of internships has recently increased due to several lawsuits where interns sued their former employers alleging violations of state and federal wage and hour laws by failing to pay interns for work that should have been performed by paid employees.

In order to determine whether your intern is entitled to minimum wage or overtime, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has a six-factor test to determine if the intern should in fact be treated and classified as an employee who must be paid.

Please see full newsletter below for more information.

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Topics:  ADA, Classification, Dog-Friendly Workplace, DOL, Hiring & Firing, Unpaid Interns

Published In: Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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