The Lamberton Law Blog

Pittsburgh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton

Workers can’t survive on the minimum wage
July 26, 2013
By: Charles Lamberton

From Secretary of Labor Tom Perez – To create opportunity for American workers, we must ensure that they can earn enough to support a family and afford life’s very basics. Tomorrow, it will be exactly four years since our low-wage workers last saw a raise. Now more than ever, we must renew the call to increase […]

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More on unpaid internships
July 14, 2013
By: Charles Lamberton

      The Post-Gazette’s Michelle Hackeman interviewed us for this wonderful piece on unpaid internships and the Fair Labor Standard Act.  As Michelle reports, college students seek internships to gain job experience and learn what cannot be learned in a classroom.  That experience is supposed to give them a leg up on their competitors […]

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The Black Swan case, the FLSA and you
June 18, 2013
By: Charles Lamberton

Check out our recent interview with the Pittsburgh Business Times on the “Black Swan” unpaid intern case.  Now is the time for employers to review their internship programs and check, re-check and then check again that they are not misclassifying employees as unpaid interns.  The internship exception to the FLSA is very narrow and applies only when […]

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