Landmark Ruling on Unpaid Internships

Interns working at Fox Searchlight were treated just like any other employee. They learned about the specifics of their workplace, they got a line on their resume, they got the same opportunities and training that any paid employee got. And no more.

That means they weren’t really “interns.”  They were just free labor.    Continue reading

You Call it “Labor Law Violations,” We Call it Wage Theft

A great new report was just released about labor and employment law violations in American Cities: Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers. The authors surveyed over 4,000 low-wage workers in major American cities concerning their work the previous week. Not surprisingly, they found that the vast majority of them were being screwed by their employers.

According to the report, over two-thirds of the workers surveyed suffered pay-related violations the previous week. The average pay for these workers was $399 per week. The average wage theft? $51 per week.

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