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Department of Labor Scraps Prior Unpaid Intern Test and Adopts More Flexible Approach

January 11, 2018, Covington Alert

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it will apply a new, more flexible test for determining whether interns working for “for-profit” companies are entitled to minimum wage and overtime protection under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. In this client alert, we discuss the new test and identify some important points for employers to consider regarding unpaid internships.

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