The Death Of Unpaid Internships: What It Really Means For Workers
These are the questions chewed on in the June 21 edition of "Lunchtime Live," AOL Jobs' live weekly video series. The two guests were Sally Abrahamson, one of the attorneys who represented the two unpaid Fox interns in their lawsuit, and AOL Jobs contributor Lauren Berger, a veteran of 15 unpaid internships, who now runs the internship resource site Intern Queen.
Abrahamson broke down the implications of the landmark ruling: "The Fox ruling really makes it clear that just because a student gets credit at their college doesn't relieve the corporation from their responsibility to pay their intern, if they're not providing the robust required training programs pursuant to the law."
Is this really the end of the unpaid internship? Will we see the triumphant return of the entry-level job? Who wins, and who loses? Watch the edited video below. (You also can watch the full version here).
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Claire Gordon has contributed to Slate's DoubleX, the Huffington Post, and the book Prisons: Current Controversies. While an undergraduate at Yale University and a research fellow at Yale graduate school, she spoke on panels at Yale and Cornell, and reported from Cairo, Tokyo, and Berlin.
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