Summer is approaching, which means it’s nearly peak season for popsicles, sundresses and summer interns. But the joy some companies felt at bringing in these little helpers in the past is somewhat tempered now by the spate of high-profile lawsuits brought against employers by unpaid interns. In InsideCounsel’s May issue, we looked at the risk companies face when running an internship program, and how to stay out of the courtroom. Here we’ll break it down and provide answers to in-house counsels’ key questions about unpaid interns.
What’s the danger?
Who are the targets?
But what if the programs give academic credit?
How should companies set up internship programs?