Unpaid Interns: Learning Experience or Illegal Exploitation?

Unpaid Interns
Unpaid Interns

I read Ross Perlin's recent editorial in TheNew York Times, "Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges," with great interest and not a small bit of dismay. As an employment lawyer who has represented employees for 25 years, I wasn't surprised to see that so many for-profit employers are still getting it wrong. The sad truth is that most unpaid internships at for-profit companies are probably illegal.