As previously reported in detail here, in November 2009 then-New York Commissioner of Labor Patricia Smith issued an Order accepting the 2009 Restaurant and Hotel Industry Wage Board’s recommendation to consolidate and modify the Wage Orders currently in effect covering New York restaurant and hotel industry employers. The Department however has yet to issue the
We Don’t Have To Pay Our Interns – Do We?
By Noel P. Tripp on
Posted in Department of Labor, Minimum Wage
For years, students and recent graduates have accepted internships with employers to gain work and practical experience. Many, if not most, employers have treated and continue to treat these internships as “unpaid.” What’s more, in many industries (including film and advertising) this practice is an institutional rite of passage – part of “dues paying”. Recent actions…