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A Checklist of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) considerations for private sector, for-profit employers implementing or maintaining an internship program, including legal obligations, classification of unpaid interns as employees, and onboarding and termination protocols. This Checklist is based on federal law. State and local law may impose different or additional requirements.
An annotated Massachusetts-specific unpaid internship offer letter and agreement (also known as a learning contract). This letter agreement outlines the terms and conditions of a student's unpaid internship, including establishing the parties' expectations that the internship is unpaid with no promise of employment.
An at-a-glance Chart describing state laws addressing assignment of employee inventions agreements, which employers commonly use to protect the employer's intellectual property rights, including trade secrets and other proprietary information. This Chart discusses state statutory limitations on these assignments, as well as any notice requirements. This Chart applies to private sector employers.
This Practice Note provides an overview of the numerous employment laws and human resources issues facing startups, entrepreneurs, and expanding businesses. It addresses employment-related filing and reporting requirements, offer letters and employment contracts, hiring and payroll considerations, including special considerations for founders and management executives, restricted covenants, and recommended workplace policies and posting requirements. This Note applies to private companies and is jurisdiction neutral, but highlights areas where state and local issues commonly arise.
This Practice Note provides an overview of non-compete agreements between employers and employees. Non-compete agreements are largely dependent on state law. This Note contains general information and is jurisdiction-neutral. For information on state law requirements, see Non-Compete Laws: State Q&A Tool.