Illegalinternships

  • Unpaid Interns: Learning Experience or Illegal Exploitation?

    Unpaid Interns: Learning Experience or Illegal Exploitation?

    I read Ross Perlin's recent editorial in The New York Times, "Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges," with great interest and not a small bit of dismay. As an employment lawyer who has represented employees for 25 years, I wasn't surprised to see that so many for-profit employers are still getting it wrong. The... Continue Reading

  • Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

    Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

    According to a recent article in The New York Times, officials in several states are concerned that in the current economy many companies are offering unpaid internships that are violating minimum wage laws. As a result, the Labor Department is more diligently investigating these practices and fining companies... Continue Reading