Unpaid Interns Back in the Spotlight: Second Circuit Hands Employers a Win

On December 8, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision in favor of Hearst Corporation (“Hearst”) in the Wang v. Hearst Corp intern classification case. The Court addressed the proper application of the seven-factor “primary beneficiary” standard for assessing whether an intern qualifies as an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

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