Susan Gross Sholinsky Quoted in “The Olsens are Being Sued by Their Interns”


Susan Gross Sholinsky, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted by Refinery29, in “The Olsens are Being Sued by Their Interns.

Following is an excerpt:

“I think the second circuit decision is going to be helpful for employers,” Sholinsky says. “They will feel more comfortable that their [internship] programs might qualify as an unpaid internship program that is legitimate.”

There are undoubtedly some benefits (great job experience, for one thing) for students and entry-level employees seeking first jobs, but how can these young workers protect themselves from being exploited? Sholinsky recommends being realistic about the experience: “Go in at your own risk, realizing that if the company's violating the law, there's an opportunity to bring a claim.”