Violations En Vogue? Labor and Employment Laws Concerning Fashion Models and Interns
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT
Program 5:30 - 8:30p.m.
The event will address labor and employment law issues as they relate to fashion models and fashion design interns.
The use of
unpaid interns is widespread in the fashion industry, as well as many
other industries. The U.S. Department of Labor has a set of
criteria that employers must meet for an internship to be legal.
Some argue that internships routinely fail to meet this criteria.
A number of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of interns. This
panel will discuss the use of unpaid interns, with particular emphasis
on its use in the fashion industry. It will explore ways in which
employers can ensure they are adhering to state and federal guidelines
governing the use of unpaid interns.
Because models are typically considered independent
contractors (as opposed to employees), they do not benefit from the
protection afforded U.S. employees. Some argue that this leads to
poor working conditions that would be illegal in the traditional
workplace such as unpaid wages, sexual harassment and violations of
child labor laws. The panel will explore these issues and discuss
ways they can be addressed.
This program is sponsored by the Fashion Law Committee of the Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. This year the Section celebrates its 25 Year Anniversary find out more about the celebration www.nysba.org/EASL25Anniversary
The Section would like to thank the
following companies for Their Sponsorship:
Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program is approved for a total of 2.0 credit hours in Professional Practice. This program is transitional and will qualify for credit for newly-admitted attorneys.
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The last day to pre-register online was February 10, 2013.
Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities: