Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Unpaid Internships and the Minimum Wage

As reported yesterday by the Wall Street Journal (Colleges, Employers Rethink Internship Policies) unpaid interns continue to cause labor law issues for companies and non-profit organizations, leading to the elimination of some internships and the conversion of others to paid positions meeting minimum wage and overtime standards.

California's minimum wage is presently $8.00 per hour, but rises to $9.00 on July 1, 2014, and is then slated to increase to $10.00 on January 1, 2016.