Unpaid Internships: Foot in the Door or Stepping on a Landmine?
JULY 6, 2010
I was recently interviewed by CBS news about unpaid internships. There was a time when the only people who sought out unpaid internships were students who wanted to gain valuable work experience and were willing to forgo a salary to get it. But several states are concerned that in the current economy many companies are offering unpaid internships that are violating minimum wage laws. In other cases, employers may be aware of the federal rules, but choose to ignore them.