Wednesday, April 7, 2010
... for a favorable citation in today's Washington Times. The article, Is Use of Interns Abuse of Labor?, picked up on Jeff's post Sunday on Unpaid Internships. Here's an excerpt of the Washington Times article:
Labor law blogger Jeffrey M. Hirsch, associate professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law, said, "It's obviously been an issue for some time, but the bad economy has given employers more incentives to pinch pennies and made interns more desperate for experience - even the unpaid variety."
While demand for coveted internships is at an all-time high, "they can also undermine the purpose of wage laws and highlight class problems when only more wealthy students can afford months of unpaid full-time work," Mr. Hirsch noted.
Additionally, Jeff's same post was re-published by Today's Workplace.