Unpaid Internships: Are They Legal?
Employers of all varieties face lawsuits arising from claimed violations of employment laws. Often such violations are inadvertent and entirely avoidable. Here is a list of ten ways a human resources department may violate...more
Excerpt from Supreme Court Sides With Employers in Title VII Suits -
Capping off a term of big decisions with employer-friendly results, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two major employment issues in a pair of...more
In Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, the United States Supreme Court affirmed an arbitral decision allowing the plaintiff to proceed with classwide arbitration even in the absence of express language to that effect in the...more
We have repeatedly cautioned that employers who are prepared to take on unpaid interns should enter into these arrangements with their eyes fully open. New developments emphasize this yet again....more
We’ve warned clients for some time now that businesses and other organizations should think carefully if they are considering the possibility of permitting unpaid internships. What might be described as the internship...more
In This Issue:
- Notes from the Chair & Executive Editor
- The Board Plays On: The NLRB Clarifies Its Position on At-Will Disclaimers
- Interns This Summer? Evaluating Your Unpaid Internship Programs...more
In This Issue:
- Thinking about Hiring an Unpaid Summer Intern? What You Need to Know
- Pets in the Workplace: Should Your Company Open its Doors to Employees’ Furry Friends?
- Excerpt from Thinking about...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
We have warned for some time now that businesses and other organizations should think carefully if they are considering the possibility of permitting unpaid internships. What might be described as the internship "season" is...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