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 Act.
With the summer internship season...
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
interns . In that post, I discussed a lawsuit filed by two...
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 just did there?
Oh, you saw the lede and thought...
“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 follow me here ).
No, you’re looking for...
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 to cast aside the DOL’s six-factor internship...
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 are "employees" for purposes of the...