Employee or Unpaid Intern? Compliance Dos and Don’ts for Hiring and Managing Interns

recording Employee or Unpaid Intern? Compliance Dos and Don’ts for Hiring and Managing Interns

You Will Learn:

  • How FLSA rules apply to both paid and unpaid internships
  • Specific criteria that must be met for unpaid internships
  • Compliant recruiting and hiring practices for seasonal interns (including critical language for paid and unpaid intern contracts)
  • Gotchas to be aware of when setting up school internship programs
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Unpaid interns, paid interns… are they employees? What difference does it make? When it comes to wage and hour law, it makes a big difference.

Failure to properly pay and classify, summer and other short-term interns under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a hot issue. In fact, over the past couple of years some pretty savvy organizations were hit with lawsuits by unpaid interns;

• Fox Searchlight Pictures
• Hearst Corporation
• NBC Universal
• Warner Music
• Sony Corporation of America
• Donna Karan International Inc.
• MTV Networks Music Production Inc.

Does your internship program comply with federal and state wage and hour laws? If your interns are unpaid, does it comply with the six legal federal criteria that must be satisfied for internships to be unpaid?

If your program meets the requirements of the federal and state wage and hour laws, are there still employment issues under other laws, such as equal employment opportunity and unemployment benefits?

Learning Objectives

Whether you’re hiring summer interns or managing an annual internship program, this timely event will help you structure your internship program so that it meets wage and hour guidelines. Our employment law expert will walk you through how to minimize your organization’s liability and lessen the risk of potential wage and hour related lawsuits.

In just 75-minutes, you will learn:

  • How FLSA rules apply to both paid and unpaid internships
  • The risks to your organization of improper internship classification
  • Specific criteria that must be met for unpaid internships
  • Compliant recruiting and hiring practices for seasonal interns (including critical language for paid and unpaid intern contracts)
  • Additional concerns that accompany interns (liability and unemployment insurance)

Plus, you will explore how to protect your organization from common blunders in intern/seasonal hiring and misclassification, well before the influx of summer talent begins, including:

  • Gotchas to be aware of when setting up school internship programs
  • Crucial differences between internships and apprenticeships
  • Special consideration for granting internships to workers who are not students
  • Discrimination and harassment concerns involving interns
  • Rules to consider if you’re thinking of hiring an intern full time down the road

Product ID: 10986

Bonus Material

Plus, you get the top-selling guide FLSA Compliance: Your Practical Guide to Overtime Exemptions and Wage and Hour Law – a $349 value – absolutely FREE!

Jam-packed with compliance guidelines, this practical, 176 page guide provides easy-to-understand guidance for:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overview
  • Basic Wage Standards
  • Who is Covered?
  • Employee Rights
  • Overtime Pay
  • Nursing Mothers
  • Recordkeeping, Reporting, Notices and Posters
  • Enforcement
  • Equal Pay Provisions
  • Exemptions
  • Commonly Used Exemptions
  • Salary Basis Requirement and the Part 541 Exemptions Under the FLSA

This essential guide also includes finger-tip access to 42 extra pages of sample materials and relevant policy information, including:

  • Frequently Asked Questions on:
    • FLSA
    • Furloughs and Other Reductions in Pay and Hours Worked Issues
    • Break Time for Nursing Mothers
  • Consolidated State Minimum Wage Update Table (Effective Date: 01/01/2012)
  • Comparing the Tests for:
    • Executive Employees
    • Administrative Employees
    • Professional Employees
    • Computer Employees
    • Outside Sales Employees
  • Model Salary Basis Policy
  • State Labor Offices Contact Information
  • FLSA Poster

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Faculty

Susan Gross Sholinsky
Susan Gross Sholinsky
Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker Green

Susan Gross Sholinsky is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. She counsels clients on a variety of matters, in a practical and straightforward manner, with an eye toward reducing the possibility of employment-related claims. In 2013, New York Super Lawyers cited Ms. Sholinsky as a "Rising Star." including discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, and employment contract cases.

Jeffrey M. Landes
Jeffrey M. Landes
Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker Green

Jeffrey M. Landes is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm's New York office. He is a past member of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York and currently a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section.

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