Unpaid Internships: Why Interns Might be Entitled to a Pay Day

White-piggy-bank_1929934cLast week, satellite radio giant SiriusXM settled a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of over 1,800 former unpaid interns for up to $1.3 million. This settlement comes in the wake of what many perceived to be a pro-employer ruling in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Many unpaid interns mistakenly believe that, as long as the intern can receive compensation in the form of school credit toward graduation requirements, unpaid internships are legal. While the law is developing in this area as we speak, let’s take a look at how courts will evaluate these types of claims. [Read more…]

How to Gather the Evidence You Need to Sue Your Employer

Writing ToolsOne of the most important components of a successful lawsuit against an employer is an employee who is prepared to bring the lawsuit. An employee who can tell an attorney the who, what, where, when, and why of their case in precise detail is more likely to succeed in obtaining a fast and favorable judgment or settlement, and often for more money. Here’s how to go about preparing for a possible lawsuit against your employer. [Read more…]