Even Paid Internship Programs Come With Risk

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT) -- There was a significant increase in the number of class actions in 2012 brought by former interns, many of whom were in unpaid positions working in the business sector. But recently the educational community received a wake-up call when Hamilton College was hit with a class action involving its paid interns.

The Facts

In the Hamilton College case, former employee Benjamin Kozik, representing a class of over 40 former interns of the athletic department, claimed that his role as an intern as intercollegiate/assistant football coach did...
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