Employers Shouldn’t Be Complacent On Unpaid Intern Policy
October 11, 2013
A New York district court dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought by an unpaid intern, saying the intern lacked employment standing with the company. However, numerous pending cases brought by unpaid interns will argue that in fact employers should not have been getting their services for free. Given the possibility of shifts in regulations over unpaid workers, and the potential for legal liabilities if interns are deemed employees who should be paid, Mintz Levin attorney Michael Arnold suggests firms audit their internship programs thoroughly.
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