We have long warned that one should not simply assume that an internship associated with or sponsored by an educational institution falls outside of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's requirements. Our caution includes situations in which the intern receives academic credit for the time so spent.
For some, snowflakes bring thoughts of snowmen and sleigh rides. For others, they signal the beginning of closed business days, employees arriving late to work, and all sorts of other issues—all the result of inclement weather!
I don’t believe in the concept of, “Leaning In” more than I believe in not paying interns what they are worth. After I read, “Lean In” I needed a mental shower to clean out all the buzz-worded entitlement that lingered in my brain from Sandberg’s trite, idyllic, writings.
In this three-part article*, California employment attorney Patrick Kitchin describes an economic-based approach to resolving wage and hour cases. His approach to case resolution is designed to conserve a company’s resources and minimize its exposure to future claims. In Part 1 Kitchin describes how employers can identify those cases that are best suited for prompt and confidential settlement.