“Provide Interns With Robust Work Experience,” Atlanta Business Chronicle
In the June 28, 2013, issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Amy Burton Loggins authored the article “Provide Interns With Robust Work Experience” that puts forth guidelines for ensuring that companies are compliant with the Department of Labor’s minimum wage and overtime obligations for summer interns. Loggins suggests that interns should be covered under company compensation and insurance policies in order to avoid liability lawsuits. In addition, interns should be provided with the proper non-disclosure agreements and training if they have access to confidential or trade secret information. While following the proper legal guidelines, companies should provide interns with a robust experience that should be viewed as an apprenticeship, not as a way to use “cheap labor.” Subscribers to the Atlanta Business Chronicle can view the full article here.