U.S. Department of Labor Backs Away From its Onerous Internship Standard and Adopts Primary Beneficiary Test

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In January of this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) updated its standard for determining when an intern qualifies as an intern or is actually an employee. This new standard provides for a new flexible standard that is consistent with numerous court rulings over the past few years (citations omitted). The courts rejected the DOL’s prior standard…

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