Is Your New York or New Jersey Business Hiring Interns This Summer?

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Is Your New York or New Jersey Business Hiring Interns This Summer?

by Ramon Rivera on April 18, 2012

At Scarinci Hollenbeck, we have already hired several interns to work with us this summer. While summer internships are often a great experience for the employer and the students, they can also spell doom for unsuspecting businesses that look to interns as “free” labor.

To avoid a costly New York or New Jersey employment lawsuit, it is important to determine whether your interns must be paid in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

To start, internships in the “for-profit” private sector will most often be viewed as employment, unless the following Department of Labor test is satisfied....

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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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