Nonprofit causes may be the only place where interns can gain experience in a tight labor market.
Over the last several years both the DOL (US Department of Labor) and private litigation have nearly shut down the opportunity for unpaid internships as a training method for many positions where experience is considered critical even to land an entry level position.
For-profit companies deciding how many paid internships to offer have to take into account not just the low productivity of an intern during training, but also the loss of productivity for all those supervising the interns.
The DOL does however allow for interns working at nonprofits to be unpaid (for the time being). A similar waiver covers volunteerism.
“The FLSA makes a special exception under certain circumstances for individuals who volunteer to perform services for a state or local government agency and for individuals who volunteer for humanitarian purposes for private non-profit food banks. WHD also recognizes an exception for individuals who volunteer their time, freely and without anticipation of compensation for religious, charitable, civic, or humanitarian purposes to non-profit organizations. Unpaid internships in the public sector and for non-profit charitable organizations, where the intern volunteers without expectation of compensation, are generally permissible. WHD is reviewing the need for additional guidance on internships in the public and non-profit sectors.”
Perhaps the nonprofit causes should take advantage of the glut of under-employed recent graduates.
Another boat broke free and collided with Mint Mist rubbing against her Port side for several hours during Sandy’s wrath, snapping her port spring line and smashing her window. Despite that, Mint Mist came out of Sandy smelling like a rose.
Like a driving exam, a physical exam ensures bodies are properly responding to their environment and have developed quick reflexes when pelted with deer. Make sure your body is in tiptop shape with this Groupon: for $59, you get a new-patient checkup at AMG Medical Group (a $200 value). This offer is valid at locations in Manhattan,Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island. The checkup includes:
A complete physical exam, including medical history (a $150 value)
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I assist with marketing my wife’s cognitive therapy practice, but watching Groupon and others continue to offer deals in licensed medical areas is like doing 65 MPH (ten above the limit) on the highway and seeing 18 consecutive cars blow by you at 90 MPH plus. You are tempted to hit the gas but know if you follow the pack you’ll probably be the one bagged.
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It’s tempting to fall in behind these medical practitioners on behalf of my wife’s business and hit the gas. But I’m not risking my wife’s NY State Psychologist license just to craft some cool Groupon deal (like a dating or relationship power session).
Groupon seems to me to clearly be fee splitting and in NY state that’s a no-no for both the practitioner and the fee recipient.
Exasperating. I with it would get resolved via a clarification in law or a legal challenge.
Its actually pretty easy to get an app, software, or browser plugin mistakenly classified as a virus or malware.
Family computers (ones shared by several people) can result in this form of mistaken identity. For example, I’m a founder of a company called We-Care.com which has a browser plugin for IE, Firefox and Chrome. In addition to the ASPCA and other causes like Clean Water Action distributing the plugins directly, We-Care.com also convinces some software publishers to offer the plugin as an optional… YES OPTIONAL part of their software install.
So, what happens, one family member sees that the We-Care plugin, costs nothing, generates revenue for a cause (example) and is a great way to give back, FREE. But because the We-Care software announces every time a cause it being supported other family members get freaked out and think the computer got infected.
When you’ve got millions of installs out there, it’s easy for a few people to get mislead.
Ever since upgrading to FF7, I’ve been getting the following wording from Google AdWords:
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