WHO BENEFITS: YOU OR YOUR INTERN?

Remember those headlines about former interns suing companies for back wages? It caused some companies to scale back or eliminate internship programs. But when federal courts began rejecting the interns’ claims and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) requirements as too restrictive, it also sparked a change. The result: It may be time to dust off the company’s once-retired internship program. This is a great time to discuss internships as many businesses are beginning to budget for next year.