Interns

Appeals Court Adds a New Wrinkle to the Unpaid Intern Question

By John E. Thompson Readers will recall that last July, the New York-based Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (with jurisdiction over Connecticut, New York, and Vermont) adopted a “primary benefit” framework for determining whether a for-profit entity’s unpaid intern…

The Serious (and Costly) Risks You Run by Using Unpaid Interns

By Louise Truong The scene is well-known and well-played out in movies, TV shows, and books: A young, haggard intern hurriedly fetches coffee, makes copies, and run errands for her boss. In exchange, she gets first-hand knowledge and exposure in…

Another Appeals Court Rejects the Labor Department’s Internship Test

Back in July, we reported that the New York-based Second U.S. Circuit 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…

Unpaid Intern Group Certified by Court For Collective Action

By John E. Thompson After more than a year of litigation (the filing which we reported here), former unpaid Gawker Media interns will be permitted to send notices to other unpaid or allegedly underpaid interns to inform those potential plaintiffs…

Improve the ROI of Internships

It is becoming more difficult for companies to convert interns into full-time hires. Companies need to re-assess how they structure these programs in order to maintain a good return on investment. The most recent sources of hire survey by CareerXroads…

What Is an Intern? The Labor Dept. Lists the 6 Factors That Define One

By John E. Thompson We wrote some time ago about a lower federal court’s determination in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures that at least two unpaid interns were “employees” for federal Fair Labor Standards Act purposes. This ruling is now…