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June 18, 2018 News

CLIENT ALERT: Summer Internship Season: Revisiting Whether Employers Must Pay Interns Regardless of the Time of Year

June 18, 2018 – With the summer season now underway, it is important that employers be reminded about how to handle workplace internships in general.  In early 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor announced in an updated Fact Sheet that it was abandoning its prior six-part test for intern status in connection with for-profit companies and replacing it with the more definitive “primary beneficiary test,” first endorsed by the Second Circuit in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc.

The attached Client Alert examines the DOL’s updated Fact Sheet and the broader protection from coverage than its six-part predecessor and the reduced ambiguity by aligning the DOL’s position with that of the federal courts.

PDF of Client Alert:  CLIENT ALERT:  Summer Internship Season: Revisiting Whether Employers Must Pay Interns Regardless of the Time of Year