• Internships: Legal Issues


  • Legal Issues: Internships

     
    Recent court decisions and lawsuits make it prudent for employers and career services alike to understand the legal issues surrounding internships.
     

    Legal Issues: Coverage for Interns Under the Affordable Care Act

     
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a set of health insurance reforms intended to make healthcare more accessible to Americans. The consequence of such accessibility is increased responsibilities for employers. Not all employers, however, are impacted by the ACA’s requirements and not all interns are required to be covered.
     

    Legal Issues: Internship Employment Agreements

     
    Recent court decisions and lawsuits, new laws, and the heightened scrutiny of internships are prompting some employers to review certain areas of their internship programs, including employment agreements.
     

    New Law Protects Interns in New York City From Discrimination

     
    A bill protecting interns in New York City from sexual harassment and workplace discrimination was signed into law by the city’s mayor in mid-April.
     

    Condé Nast Discontinues Its Internship Program for 2014

     
    On the heels of a lawsuit filed in June by two of its former interns over pay, Condé Nast has announced that it will discontinue its internship program in 2014. The lawsuit is still pending.
     

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