Friday, July 03, 2015

Federal appeals court potentially gives employers more leeway in using interns (Fox Searchlight case)

A federal appeals court has set aside a lower court ruling against Fox Searchlight Pictures brought by two former interns, Eric Glatt and Alexander Footman, and narrowed the standard for when employers may use unpaid interns.  It has thrown out some detailed Labor Department rules and focuses on whether the intern “benefits” more than the employer, and whether there is some kind of educational institutional supervision.
The link in the Business Day section of the New York Times is here.  This seems like "pay your dues" on steroids! 

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