BOSTON (CBS) – Thanks a lot, lawyers, for taking a giant step toward doing away with that launching pad into the working world, the unpaid internship.
Or should I say, thanks for nothing.
A federal judge has ruled that a movie studio “violated minimum wage and overtime laws” by using unpaid interns to do menial administrative work on one of its productions. The judge agrees the interns benefited by receiving “resume listings, job references and an understanding of how a production office works,’’ but says the arrangement was still illegal because they weren’t in a system “intentionally structured to benefit them.”
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