Unpaid Internships: Are They Legal?
Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships
Last month Condé Nast decided to end its storied internship program. The termination came on the heels of a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by two former interns alleging that Condé Nast failed to pay them at least the...more
The rise in unpaid internships has led to an equally significant uptick in litigation brought by interns demanding compensation for performing the same work as paid employees.
And the interns are winning....more
A federal District Court in New York recently ruled that production interns who worked on the set of the movie “Black Swan” are actually employees for minimum wage and overtime purposes, and certified a wage and hour class...more
As we wrote about previously, the legality of unpaid internships is a hot issue this summer, with courts struggling over two issues: (1) whether employers must classify entry-level “interns” as employees under the law, and...more
The tradition of hiring unpaid summer interns has a long, established history for many employers. The role of internships has expanded from an informal, summertime experience to workers looking to make a career change or get...more
In a twist of irony, it seems that 21st Century Fox is having a string of bad luck with respect to its “internship” programs. The company reportedly spent $60 million producing “The Internship,” starring Vince Vaughan and...more
Pastor v. Partnership for Children’s Rights, 10-cv-5167 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 27, 2012): In this discrimination case, the Partnership for Children’s Rights sought to dismiss the complaint on the grounds that it was not an...more