Employees have the right to be paid for their work, and employers cannot get around paying employees by calling a position an internship.
Internships must adhere to strict guidelines and fulfill a very specific function. Because the vast majority of intern positions do not meet these guidelines, they are illegal and interns are due back pay.
Marc Phelps works hard to ensure that his clients’ rights are protected and companies are held accountable for their actions. If you are or have been an unpaid intern, contact Marc for a free case evaluation.
While we welcome any victim of unpaid on-call time, we are currently especially interested in violations in the entertainment and financial services industries. Please call right away if you fit into one of these groups.