No one factor will entirely determine whether an internship is really a position that requires pay. So, for example, even if you agreed to work an internship without pay, your employer still may have been legally required to pay you if the position was not educational, resembled paid positions at the organization, did not exist for your benefit, and directly benefited your employer.
Seeking back pay for an unpaid internship is a relatively new legal strategy, and the more cases that are brought, the more likely we are to change this unjust treatment of interns. If you have worked in an unpaid internship for which you did not get school credit, or otherwise did not gain educational experience, call our office for a free consultation, at: (323) 208-9171.
We’re confident in our ability to provide our clients with the best service and opportunity for justice.