"NBCUniversal’s $6.4 million Settlement May Restrain Unpaid Internships," Society for Human Resources Management
On October 31, 2014, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) interviewed Randy Gepp for its online article, “NBCUniversal’s $6.4 million Settlement May Restrain Unpaid Internships.” The article examines the impact of the recent class action settlement of unpaid interns’ wages against NBC and how the settlement has led other companies to cut back on internship programs. In the article, Mr. Gepp suggests that some companies may not eliminate internships entirely, but cut back on what they ask interns to do if they are unpaid. He provides anecdotal feedback about how he works with students who might want to become lawyers by deciphering between compensable work and non-compensable work. In addition, Mr. Gepp suggests that the law in this area isn’t altogether clear, so he wasn’t surprised that NBCUniversal settled the case. For the full article, please click here to view on the SHRM website, or click here for the PDF version.