Spencer Fane LLP attorney Helen Holden was recently quoted in Business Insurance in an article detailing the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent actions modifying criteria businesses must meet to utilize unpaid interns.
Titled “Labor Department rebalances test for intern pay”, the article outlines the elements of the “primary beneficiary test” which determines if employers are required to pay their interns at least minimum wage. “Employers still need to be cautious and review their programs carefully,” Helen said in the article. “The question of who’s the primary beneficiary of the program – the employer or the intern – ultimately needs to be answered by the employer, and there’s a lot of gray area in there.”
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