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Free Advice on Unpaid Internships

August 5, 2014
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In the wake of a landmark 2013 ruling, it would seem unpaid internships aren’t long for the business world. Yet, such positions aren’t illegal.
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‘Hardcore Pawn’s’ Les Gold: The Motor City’s Wheeler-Dealer Dishes on Management, Part Two

June 30, 2014
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Les Gold is the patriarch of a family-owned pawnshop, American Jewelry and Loan in the Motor City. He recently talked to “Whatever Works” about raising the minimum wage, reality TV, knee-jerk reactions, the Affordable Care Act and more.
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You Should be Paying Your Interns

May 29, 2014
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If you use the services of interns, pay them. Otherwise, you are taking a huge gamble that is difficult to win.
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The Wage-and-Hour Implications of the NLRB’s Northwestern Football Player Ruling

March 27, 2014
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If scholarship athletes are employees, then they are likely owed minimum wage and overtime. This case has huge implications beyond collective bargaining.
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Long-Term Care Providers Earn a Little Respect — and Minimum Wages

February 10, 2014
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The demand for long-term care providers makes pay and benefits critical factors in recruitment and retention, experts say.
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Protesters Enlist the Grinch to Get Some More Green

December 5, 2013
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In Chicago and across the nation fast-food workers protested on Dec. 5 seeking $15 an hour wages.
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SpongeBob SquarePants, Employment Law Professor

November 12, 2013
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Bravo to Eugene Krabs for bringing the plight of the unpaid intern to the forefront of pop culture. Employees are not allowed to volunteer their time or work for free.
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They Are Worth More

April 24, 2013
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That $8.25 an hour is a wage you pay to high school kids living with their parents, not an adult trying to live a decent life in a U.S. city.
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New York City Fast-Food Workers Strike to Protest Wage Rates

November 30, 2012
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Workers formed picket lines outside some New York City fast-food eateries to protest their wages and hours as part of a unionization campaign.
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Chicago Car Wash Workers Report Getting Less Than Minimum Wage: Report

September 21, 2012
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Three quarters of respondents to a recent survey said they earned below the minimum wage of $8.25 per hour, and less than 2 percent were paid the legal rate for overtime. The average pay was $6.59 per hour, and around 80 percent reported working more than 40 hours in the week prior to being surveyed.
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