Marcie Sillman talks with David Yamada, law professor at Suffolk University, about the legal gray area of intern rights, including unpaid internships, in light of Condé Nast ending their internship program.
Many industries depend on a steady stream of unpaid interns. In the movie industry, interns are lured by the chance to work alongside big stars or important directors. The dangled promise of a future career keeps them glued to their computer workstations late into the night.
Eric Glatt found himself in such a position. He looked into the law, and began to suspect his employer’s reliance on interns was illegal. So he sued. Hear his story today on KUOW Presents.