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Just as many employers are heading into the 2018 summer-intern recruitment season, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it has abandoned the rigid six-factor test in use since 2010 to determine whether interns of for-profit entities must be treated as paid employees.  Under the DOL’s previous six-factor test, an intern was deemed to be an employee unless all six-factors were met, increasing the likelihood that an employer would end up having to pay its interns a minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

April 24, 2013
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With summer approaching, you may be considering hiring an unpaid intern for the summer months. The process for doing so seems pretty cut and dry.  However, litigation in the area of internships has recently increased due to several lawsuits where interns sued their former employers alleging violations of state and federal wage and hour laws by failing to pay interns for work that should have been performed by paid employees.

In order to determine whether your intern is entitled to minimum wage or overtime, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has a six-factor test to determine if the intern should in fact be treated and classified as an employee who must be paid.