Unpaid Internships: Are They Legal?
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
It has been said that the vast majority of movies coming out of Hollywood these days are “brainless.” Despite that (often accurate) description, there are always a handful of films that manage to squeak into theaters and earn...more
Unfortunately, it may be too late for some employers that have already begun their summer internship programs, but for-profit, private sector employers should be aware that they face a steep barrier when trying to establish...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
In a decision likely to affect long-held practices in the entertainment industry and beyond, a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated federal and state minimum wage laws by not paying two...more