In honor of my daughter landing her first internship, I
thought I'd go through once again an issue that comes up every summer. Many
internships that are unpaid are exploiting young people for free labor instead
of providing a meaningful learning...
I’ve cautioning about the use of unpaid interns almost as long as this blog has been a blog ( here , here , and here , for example). Last week, the 11th Circuit, in Schumann v. Collier Anesthesia [pdf] , became the third federal appellate court...
According to Law.com, wage and hour litigation is big, and getting bigger . One
area that has been poised for a take-off for a couple of years is unpaid
internships. Three recent filings illustrate the dangers of using unpaid
interns in your business...
Four years ago, the 6th Circuit, in Solis v. Laurelbook Sanitarium and School , rejected the Department of Labor’s six-factored test for determining whether an “intern” is an employee entitled to wages. In its place, the court adopted...
The employment-discrimination laws have been expanding since their creation. And, most of the time, that’s a good thing. But there are times when I wonder, “Have we gone too far?” There was the bullying craze a few years ago, when there...
We reported in July that the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (with jurisdiction over Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) laid out seven non-exhaustive factors as part of a "primary beneficiary" analysis for evaluating whether unpaid interns...
Unpaid internships have picked up some unwanted mainstream media attention lately. Recently, a former unpaid intern filed a lawsuit against Harper's Bazaar, alleging violations of state and federal wage and hour laws . She's also hoping to make...
Out of the millions of page-views this blog has received
over the six-years of its existence, the most popular post (by an almost
three-to-one margin over its closest competitor) is You should pay attention to this post if you have unpaid
On June 11, 2013, in Glatt v. Searchlight Pictures Inc., No. 11 Civ. 6784, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82079 (S.D.N.Y. June 11, 2013) (Pauley, J.) [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], the U.S. District Court for the...
What do fashion designer Norma Kamali, journalist Charlie
Rose, Elite Model Management Corporation, and the Hearst Corporation have in
common? All have been sued by former unpaid interns, claiming that their
unpaid status violated the Fair Labor Standards...
“So, dynamic, Eric . Is there anything you can’t do ?”
Oh, hey there. Didn’t see you come in. You probably didn’t come here to read about Law360 naming me one of the 20 attorneys who are killing it on Twitter . (You can...
It's that time of year.
You're hiring summer interns and I'm shaving a spoked B
into my playoff beard looking for an excuse to recycle my six keys to keeping unpaid internships from becoming a hot wage
& hour mess .
See what I...