Jill Schlesinger reports the National Association of Colleges and Employers says 97.5 percent of internships are paid.
Since unpaid interns are not employees, they can’t sue for sexual harassment – with a few exceptions.
For those enterprising youth looking for a summer job, there are some child labor laws that you do need to keep in mind.
Philly Fellows provides an opportunity for young graduates to learn about the importance of the non-profit world and gain experience for future employment.
Keeping kids out of trouble in the summer can be tough, but one local organization is determined to make sure young people are putting their free time to good use.
In order, legally, to hire an intern whom you don’t pay, the duties performed must primarily be for the benefit of the trainee – not the employer.
Labor laws don’t allow companies not to pay interns unless the company provides training for the benefit of the intern, and that the employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the trainee.
My Philly Summer is a series of networking opportunities. Interns even got to rub elbows with Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter.
Chris anaylzes the latest on the debate over the debt ceiling, discusses a restaurant that has banned kids under six, and reviews a lawsuit after a case of road rage.