• Internships - Legal Issues

  • Appeals Court Vacates Ruling in Unpaid Internship Case

    On July 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated a lower court decision that Fox Searchlight Pictures had improperly classified former workers as unpaid interns rather than employees, calling the U.S. Department of Labor’s standards out of date and “too rigid for our precedent to withstand.”

    Legal Issues: Coverage for Interns Under the Affordable Care Act

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a set of health insurance reforms intended to make healthcare more accessible to Americans. The consequence of such accessibility is increased responsibilities for employers. Not all employers, however, are impacted by the ACA’s requirements and not all interns are required to be covered.

    Legal Issues: Internship Employment Agreements

    Recent court decisions and lawsuits, new laws, and the heightened scrutiny of internships are prompting some employers to review certain areas of their internship programs, including employment agreements.

    Legal Issues: Internships

    Recent court decisions and lawsuits make it prudent for employers and career services alike to understand the legal issues surrounding internships.

    New Law Protects Interns in New York City From Discrimination

    A bill protecting interns in New York City from sexual harassment and workplace discrimination was signed into law by the city’s mayor in mid-April.

    Condé Nast Discontinues Its Internship Program for 2014

    On the heels of a lawsuit filed in June by two of its former interns over pay, Condé Nast has announced that it will discontinue its internship program in 2014. The lawsuit is still pending.

Internships - Legal Issues