Scott Swier
Founding Member, Attorney At Law

As summer approaches, many South Dakota corporations and non-profits are preparing to welcome a new crop of interns. But some South Dakota companies won’t be greeting any eager young workers this year, and others will scale down their internship programs in order to pay those who do come onboard at minimum wage.  That’s because a series of well-publicized lawsuits has changed what was once viewed as a win-win — free help for employers and resumé-building experience for interns — into yet another litigation risk.

This month's issue of Inside Counsel has a very informative article entitled Learning Curves -- Employers Confront a New Litigation Risk as Unpaid Intern Lawsuits Spread.

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