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Court Rules That Employer's Unpaid Interns Are Actually Employees Covered By Wage And Hour Laws; Certifies Class Action Filed On...

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

The Southern District of New York Rules That Internships Must Be Educational (Unlike the Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson Film of the...

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

Work for Free and Maybe Meet a Celebrity? Probably Not a Lawful Internship!

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

Still Willing To Have Unpaid Interns?

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

Unpaid Film Production Interns Entitled to Minimum Wage, Judge Rules

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

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