Employment, Labor and Benefits Alert: DOL Signals Intent to Increase Oversight of Unpaid Interns


With unemployment at a near-record high, many people are finding it extremely difficult to find gainful employment in their chosen field and would willingly accept unpaid internships to develop their skills and build their resumes. Employers should be cautious, however, to ensure that any unpaid internship meets the law’s rigorous requirements, especially now that the Department of Labor (DOL) has shown increased interest in this issue.

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