Unpaid Internships: A Recipe For Litigation

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT) -- College students — and even high school students — have sought internships for decades to provide valuable work experience and to fill out their resumes. The recent recession has forced many college graduates who once would have been in the paid workforce into internships, many of which are unpaid. Companies benefit from the extra hands, and the intern gains work experience, a line on a resume, and perhaps eventually a paid job. So, what’s the problem?

The problem is that federal law has strict guidelines controlling...
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