In This Issue:

- Employers Should Review Internship Programs for Legal Compliance

..The Department of Labor’s Six-Factor Test

..Unpaid Internships in the News

..Practical Guidance

- Developments in Equal Pay at the Federal and Minnesota State Level

..Federal Initiatives

..Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act

- New IRS Guidance on Health Flexible Spending Arrangements

..Background

..New Guidance

- Minnesota Increases Minimum Wage to One of Highest in the Nation

..Key Features of the New Law

- Excerpt from Employers Should Review Internship Programs for Legal Compliance:

With summer finally around the corner, employers who utilize interns should review their internship programs to ensure compliance with applicable wage and hour laws. The vast majority of interns in the private sector qualify as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and need to be paid accordingly.

Please see full Publication below for more information.

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Topics:  DOL, Employer Liability Issues, Employer Mandates, Equal Pay, Flexible Spending Accounts, Internships, Minimum Wage, Unpaid Interns, Wage and Hour

Published In: Civil Rights Updates, Health Updates, Labor & Employment Updates, Tax 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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