Internships have long been a popular way for college students to gain valuable on-the-job experience and exposure to a particular employer or industry. When paying jobs are in short supply, individuals seeking relevant...more
Many colleges and universities require some kind of practical, hands-on experience as a part of their curriculum. Employers and schools alike place a premium on real world experience that cannot always be gained from sitting...more
As the end of another academic year approaches, college students across the country are seeking summer employment opportunities. As a result, your organization may soon be faced with the question of whether to hire summer...more
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...more
EEOC Releases Letter Addressing Wellness Programs and Reasonable Accommodation Obligations - In a letter issued recently by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), Peggy Mastroianni, the agency's Legal Counsel,...more
Lawsuits brought by interns are potentially becoming the next big trend in wage and hour litigation. As we discussed in a recent Alert in December of 2012, although it may be tempting for employers to tap into the large pool...more
Who, What, Why . . .
Who does it apply to: Every employer who has or intends to hire unpaid interns.
When must an intern be paid: All “employees” of a business must be paid at least minimum wage unless they are a...more
Students of all ages seek out desirable unpaid internships. An internship gives the individual valuable experience in a potential chosen field of employment and could possibly lead to a job offer. Recently, a movie production...more
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