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Kristine Sova provides an array of labor and employment legal services in a variety of industries across both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Her labor and employment legal services are listed below. Click any section to read more.

New York Employers Take Note: “Primary Beneficiary Test” to Determine Whether Interns Should Be Paid Under the FLSA

On July 2, 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals answered the question: “[W]hen is an unpaid intern entitled to compensation under the FLSA?”  The question was a matter of first impression in the circuit, and the decision was a long-awaited one, because it addressed a question left unresolved since 2013 when two New York … Read more

How to Use Unpaid Interns the Right Way (and Keep Litigation at Bay)

(Update: On July 2, 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision addressing when an unpaid intern is an employee entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  A blog post on that decision appears here.  In issuing that decision, the Second Circuit, which encompasses Connecticut, New York, and Vermont, declined to follow … Read more