“Law & Accounting: New Federal Guidance for Hiring Interns”
ATLANTA (March 13, 2018) --- In an article published on March 13, 2018, on the website of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Matthew Gomes, Atlanta-based partner at Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial, provides guidance regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new guidance for determining whether an intern is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and whether interns are entitled to pay. Gomes explains, “To comply with DOL guidelines, companies with, or desiring, an internship program should provide applicants with written documentation clearly stating that there is no compensation and no entitlement to a paid job at the conclusion of the internship.” He also discusses the positives in this recent ruling saying, “Internships satisfying these elements represent a true win-win: the intern gains real-world skills and experience outside the classroom, and the employer gets to develop the next generation of workers and give back to the community.”
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