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Former unpaid Gawker Media interns will be permitted to send notices to other potential lawsuit participants.

A brief filed by the U.S. Labor Department provides some interesting insight into the agency's views about when an intern is an "employee" under the FLSA.

The U.S. Labor Department has published guidance on the FLSA-related nuances of "shared living" arrangements.

Companies and other organizations thinking about participating in internships sponsored by educational institutions should consider what impact the "Fair Pay Campaign" might have upon the potential for intern-related wage disputes.

Don't assume that an internship associated with or sponsored by an educational institution falls outside of the FLSA's requirements.

Recent headline items touch upon matters of continuing concern.

Elite Model Management Corporation's agreement to pay up to $450,000 to settle a lawsuit by former interns could lead to more complaints and litigation.

The "Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2013" would amend the FLSA to impose new prohibitions, requirements, and penalties relating to categorizing a worker as being either an employee or a non-employee, but some changes would be of even-broader impact.

The U.S. Labor Department's latest proposed "worker classification" survey is an indication that the "Right to Know" initiative will include exemption-related disclosure requirements.

The spate of wage-hour lawsuits might be drastically curtailing the availability of internships.

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