US Department of Labor Clarifies When Interns Are Subject To The Fair Labor Standards Act

Denise GillinHuman Resources

By Erica Townes, McNees

In a recent change of position, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has endorsed a new standard for determining when an unpaid intern is entitled to compensation as an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). We previously reported on an earlier DOL effort to tighten up the restrictions on the use of unpaid interns. It looks like the DOL has decided to change course.

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