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Interns In The Trump Era: What Employers Need To Know

Law360 (April 26, 2019, 8:07 PM EDT) -- Unpaid internships don't pose the same legal risks for employers as they did in the past, since the Trump administration has relaxed the federal test for assessing intern versus employee status. But experts say businesses that want to hire summer interns still need to be cautious.

While the looser test for unpaid status the U.S. Department of Labor adopted early last year is much easier on employers than the Obama-era standard, it's not foolproof, and employers face other risks, including from tougher state and local wage laws and harassment protections.

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