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Are Unpaid Interns Handy Helpers or a Source of Liability?

Summer is fast approaching and along with the dog days of pool time, family vacations, and outdoor activities, comes summer break for students. For many companies, this means an influx of potential interns anxious to learn the ins-and-outs of an industry and willing to do so without pay. As we have...

New York City Statute Authorizes Certain Unpaid Interns to Sue For Employment Discrimination or Workplace Harassment

Effective June 14, 2014, certain unpaid interns in New York City gained the right to sue their employers for discrimination in employment or workplace harassment. However, the effect of this new statute is quite limited, because most unpaid trainees in New York City fall outside the new statute’s...

Reminder: New York Interns Are Now Protected Under Both the State and City Human Rights Laws

by Lisa Lewis , Jonathan Sokolowski and Andrew Smith* Following New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s endorsement of an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) extending the statute’s anti-discrimination and harassment protections to interns earlier this year...