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California Businesses Take Note: Unpaid Internships in the News Again

Vallentino Smith, a 25-year-old from Queens, New York, is suing Donna Karan International over his unpaid internship in 2009.  Smith, who was an undergraduate intern hoping to gain marketing experience, claims that he worked 16 hours per week without pay at the company’s Manhattan headquarters.  The company allegedly told Smith the internship would be a

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Daily Journal Article: What SF & LA Businesses Should Know About Interns

Last week the CEO of the De Cárdenas Law Group, Antonio De Cárdenas, was published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal. The article discusses the need for all California businesses to be aware of the legal issues affecting summer internships.  Far too many companies are haphazard about the process, resulting in violation of employment laws and severe

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