Employers May Pay Dearly For Their Unpaid Internships

Law360, New York (December 5, 2014, 11:01 AM EST) -- In a tight job market, many students turn to unpaid internships to get their feet in the business door and gain real-world job experience for light resumes. At first blush, it seems like a fine concept: the student gains much-needed resume filler and makes networking connections while the employer enjoys free labor. In a weak economy with lean company budgets and fierce job competition, this is a win-win situation, right?

Not so, according to some federal courts and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Simply put, employees cannot contract away minimum wage laws. Scores of interns are now suing — and winning...

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