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Department of Labor Adopts More Employer-Friendly Standard for Unpaid Internships

Posted in Unpaid Interns, Wage & Hour
The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) mandates the payment of minimum wage and overtime to employees in most US workplaces.  However, when it comes to unpaid educational internships, the FLSA does not include a helpful definition or standard to determine when an employer is excused from paying wages.  In the absence of guidance from Congress,… Continue Reading

Unpaid Interns: The New Category of Employees?

Posted in Discrimination, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Unpaid Interns
The fiery debate over the employment status of and protections afforded to unpaid interns is alive and well! It appears that Congress is continuing the trend of providing additional workplace protections to unpaid interns.  On Monday, July 27, 2015, Representative Elijah Cumming (D-Md.) introduced three separate pieces of proposed legislation aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against… Continue Reading