Jed L. Marcus, co-chair of Bressler’s Labor and Employment practice was quoted by OK! Magazine regarding the lawsuits and settlements in recent years aimed at the misuse of internship programs. The article discusses the recent headlines surrounding Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and the class-action lawsuit filed by interns at their high-end clothing and accessories line, The Row.
According to Mr. Marcus, “many employers don’t understand the rules surrounding the use of interns. Basically, the law says you can use interns without payment if the experience benefits the intern only and not the employer. Interns doing productive work have to be paid at least minimum wage.”
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