Court’s Decision Clarifies the Role of Unpaid Internships

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Eric Glatt, who worked as an unpaid intern on the movie “Black Swan,” was part of a class action against Fox Searchlight Pictures. A federal appeals court ruled last week that the unpaid intern, not the employer, must be the “primary beneficiary” of such an arrangement.
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A recent ruling on the legality of unpaid internships may require closer coordination between employers and colleges, experts say.

Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that unpaid internships may be legal as long as the...

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