Pay to Play: Compensable Time and Employer-Sponsored Recreational Activities

A common way for employers to boost employee morale and promote team building is to host non-work related recreational activities, such as sports teams and bowling events.  While most employers are mindful of the potential for workers’ compensation and negligence liabilities for injuries occurring during these events, and often take necessary precautions to minimize those … 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