Tag: internship

If Your Intern Is Ever Taken Hostage, Here’s Why You Should Care

Netflix is (figuratively) on fire this summer, as it has released tons of new content clearly calculated to keep us indoors during the (literal) heatwave. Season two of Workin’ Moms was released on July 25, 2019 (see my Workin’ Moms post here), season three of Stranger Things was released on July 4, 2019 (see my […]

Sick of Retirement? Work as an Intern!

Remember the 2015 movie, The Intern, starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway? De Niro played a 70-year old widower who applied to be an intern after he got bored with retirement. Anne Hathaway plays De Niro’s much younger boss, and, ultimately, the two end up learning quite a lot from each other. Once again, […]

FLSA Lawsuits Show Steep Learning Curve for Employers Offering Unpaid Internships

Employers using unpaid interns need to be wary as lawsuits challenging the structure of these unpaid jobs continue to crop up. In recent years, several high-profile lawsuits — primarily in the publishing and entertainment industries — have highlighted the exposure employers can face. Plaintiffs generally allege they were doing the work of employees and were […]