The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is seemingly straightforward on the matter of pay: employers must pay employees for all hours worked. But who is an employee? And can employers accept free work?
Today’s workforce is evolving at an accelerated rate—it’s more digital, more global, and more automated than ever before. And what’s more, organizations are expected to adapt to this change almost immediately while balancing consumer demands and business needs. In fact, recent studies found that 88% of executives believe building the “organization of the future” is […]
Question: Is there a deciding factor(s) to unpaid vs. paid interns? Are there specific wage ranges for paid interns? Is there a formula or process to use when deciding the pay for an intern? (We are a public agency in Illinois.)
Question: Is a “nonprofit” religious organization subject to the same 6 criteria as described for the “for-profit” organization (as explained by the Department of Labor)?
Do you think more about what your organization can teach college interns than about what you can learn from them? If so, you might be missing out on a valuable learning opportunity.
With all this talk on engaging Millennials in the workplace, take a lesson from Microsoft® on what NOT to do!
by Ashley Harrison Sakakeeny Employers in Connecticut should update their antidiscrimination and antiharassment policies to cover unpaid interns as a new state law becomes effective October 1. The new law, Public Act 15-56, prohibits discrimination and harassment against interns much like current laws protect employees. It prohibits discrimination based on an intern’s race, color, age, […]
by New York Employment Law Letter A new law that aims to protect unpaid interns in New York City from discrimination and harassment on the job will take effect June 15. The legislation, which was unanimously passed by the city council in March and signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in April, is in response […]
It’s summer, a time when you may have some new faces around the workplace. Eager college or even high school students are taking their place alongside experienced workers in the hopes that a summer of real-world experience will give them valuable insights into their chosen careers and maybe even give them a leg-up when they […]
by Lyndel Erwin An eager young college graduate approaches you looking for work as an intern and offering to do the job for free just to gain experience and make contacts in the industry. A retiree offers to volunteer in your hospital just to have something to fill her day. It looks like a win-win […]