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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Registration
and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Briefing and Q&A

Epstein Becker Green
1227 25th Street, NW
7th Floor Registration
Washington, DC 20037 

Historically, both employers and interns have viewed unpaid work experience as a “win-win” situation. Employers benefit from increased productivity at no additional cost and the opportunity to meet and evaluate potential new employees, while interns solidify their resumes, obtain valuable “real life” work experience, and establish connections that could result in future employment. The use of unpaid interns has increased steadily in recent years across a variety of industries due to various factors related to the economic downturn.

Employers utilizing interns, however, have begun to face significant legal exposure to wage and hour claims and other liabilities under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In fact, several large, well-known companies and organizations have been sued by former interns who allege they should have been paid in accordance with state and federal wage and hour laws, which could result in significant liability for unpaid wages – including both straight time and overtime hours – as well as fines, penalties and costs.

The FLSA has strict provisions controlling the circumstances under which interns may be unpaid. Knowledge of these requirements is critical, as failure to abide by these rules will expose your company or organization to serious risks, including potentially costly class/collective action lawsuits and/or government investigations and enforcement actions.

This interactive seminar, presented by Jay P. Krupin, Elizabeth B. Bradley and Jordan B. Schwartz, will explain in detail the tests applied for determining whether interns qualify to be unpaid and will set forth specific actions employers should take to structure or modify their internship programs to comply with federal wage and hour laws.

Who should attend: General Counsel, Human Resource Executives, Chief Operating Officers and Compliance Officers.

Please click here to register.

About Epstein Becker Green
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., founded in 1973, is a national law firm with approximately 300 lawyers practicing in 11 offices, in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, D.C. The Firm is uncompromising in its pursuit of legal excellence and client service in its areas of practice: Health Care and Life Sciences, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Corporate Services, and Employee Benefits. Epstein Becker Green was founded to serve the health care industry and has been at the forefront of health care legal developments since 1973.  The Firm is also proud to be a trusted advisor to clients in the financial services and hospitality industries, among others, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Our commitment to these practices and industries reflects the founders’ belief in focused proficiency paired with seasoned experience.  For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com. Attorney Advertising.

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