Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Unpaid Internships Update

Earlier this month, I posted The 6 Requirements for Unpaid Internships. It has been a hot topic lately, and the Department of Labor is pushing the issue. Today, the DOL released Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act. It pretty much goes through the same 6 requirements I already listed in my blog entry but they changed the word "trainee" to "intern" and "training" to "internship." That said, there is some additional guidance following the list of requirements. It's also an indication that DOL continues to view this as an important issue. So employers, consider yourself warned.

HT: @jonhyman via Ohio Employer's Law Blog.

Posted by Philip Miles, an employment lawyer with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania.