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Maurice Pianko, Esq.
Intern Justice  was conceptualized by employment attorney, Maurice Pianko,  founder of Pianko Law Group PLLC. A graduate of Fordham Law School, Maurice is an experienced litigator focusing his practice on  all areas of employment law, including unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, discrimination, and sexual harassment. Since we limit our employment law practice to exclusively representing employees,  we are best suited to fully protect your interests. Pianko Law Group PLLC has successfully resolved  numerous employment related matters, and been responsible for returning hundreds of thousands of dollars to employees, often with a relatively quick turnaround time. PIANKO LAW GROUP PLLC always offers free consultations, and charges a fee only after we are successful in recovering compensation for you. Maurice is the author of a law review article: Dealing with the Problem of Unpaid Interns and Nonprofit/Profit-Neutral Newsmagazines: A Legal Argument that Balances the Rights of America’s Hardworking Interns with the Needs of America’s Hardworking News Gatherers published in the Rutgers Law Record.  He can be reached at info at internjustice dot com.

 

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http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/3/germany-pays-its-interns-why-cant-the-us.html

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/states-banning-sexual-harassment-of-unpaid-interns-2014-10

https://medium.com/@MattBors/unpaid-intern-files-class-action-lawsuit-against-the-l-a-clippers-154470e32351 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/white-house-interns_n_5227892.html

 http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-06/college-athletes-should-drop-unionization-and-declare-themselves-interns

http://getinmedia.com/articles/film-tv-careers/know-your-internship-rights

http://www.cuny.tv/bio/maurice_pianko,_esq

http://www.wor710.com/media/podcast-john-gambling-johngambling/john-gambling-maurice-pianko-12213-24036831/

http://www.thefashionlaw.com/?p=18533

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/work-hard-employers-interns/story?id=20760559

http://internjustice.com/aboutuspress/flyer-for-the-internship-talk-at-nyu/

https://medium.com/the-nib/6050f2c25497

http://www.newschoolfreepress.com/2013/09/23/planet-of-the-interns/

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-things-interns-wont-tell-you-2013-08-30?pagenumber=6

http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2013/08/15/after-internship-posting-critics-say-lean-in-should-pay-up/

http://www.onthemedia.org/2013/aug/02/world-unpaid-internships/

http://tinyurl.com/l72k4zx

http://www.theeagleonline.com/article/2013/09/unpaid-internships-worth-it

https://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/intern-lawsuit-against-nicktoons-alien-dawn-producers-settled-110731

http://www.salon.com/2013/08/09/sexual_harrasment_laws_dont_protect_unpaid_interns_partner/singleton/

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/08/02/officials-skeptical-unpaid-intern-lawsuits-will-affect-higher-education

http://www.ibtimes.com/are-all-unpaid-internships-illegal-labor-lawyers-explain-how-businesses-can-avoid-lawsuits-1352583

http://loans.org/student/news/unpaid-internships-burden-borrowers-92932

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/07/03/future-of-unpaid-internships-remains-unknown/2485411/

http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2013/06/19/32337/interns-fight-back-against-working-for-free/

http://www.americanlawyer.com/digestTAL.jsp?id=1202607028814

http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/07/intern-who-sued-norma-kamali-got-a-settlement.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP64b2d0c48d614c539f30e3a36efefd47.html

http://bcgavel.com/2013/08/12/unpaid-interns-denied-civil-rights/

http://www.citytowninfo.com/career-and-education-news/articles/legal-ruling-against-unpaid-internships-will-not-have-clear-cut-results-experts-say-13080502

http://blog.hr360.com/hr-blog/bid/150991/Are-Unpaid-Internships-Worth-the-Hassle

http://variety.com/2013/biz/biz/alien-dawn-intern-files-class-action-suit-against-producers-over-unpaid-work-1200502786/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/01/entertainment-us-interns-lawsuit-charlie-idUSBRE9601E820130701

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/unpaid-interns-class-judge-rules/story?id=19172001#.UZWHcbUm2No

http://law.wustl.edu/centeris/documents/UnpaidInternsPanelDiscussionFlyer.pdf

http://www.epi.org/blog/employers-pay-interns-labor-department-bust/

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-13/as-summer-job-season-starts-unpaid-interns-suffer-setback-in-court

http://www.salon.com/2013/06/18/former_unpaid_intern_sues_atlantic_records_partner/

http://internjustice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Q-and-A-with-Intern-Justice-redeyechicago.pdf

http://getwakefield.com/2013/06/19/the-unpaid-intern-looks-to-be-a-thing-of-the-past/

http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/06/legal-pressure-increases-on-unpaid-internships-in-u-s/

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2013/06/14/unpaid-internship-black-swan-fox-searchlight-lawsuit/

http://www.workforce.com/article/20130614/NEWS01/130619990/federal-court-says-black-swan-interns-should-have-been-paid

http://www.lexisnexis.com/community/labor-employment-law/blogs/labor-employment-commentary/archive/2013/06/11/unpaid-internships-may-be-more-costly-than-you-may-think.aspx

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/insight/2013/06/09/1-working-for-nothing.html

http://www.sonicscoop.com/2013/06/20/unpaid-intern-lawsuits-what-every-studio-owner-should-know/

http://www.chicago-bureau.org/?p=3588

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=48707a7d-c732-4786-8f99-051068f1c172

http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2013/06/06/stepping-rungs-opportunity

http://www.ibtimes.com/norma-kamali-famed-farrah-fawcett-fashion-designer-sued-former-apprentice-unpaid-intern-litigation

http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/local/2013/06/02/fighting-back-against-unpaid-internships/

http://thebillfold.com/2013/05/unpaid-intern-files-lawsuit/

http://www.breakthruradio.com/#/post/?dj=johnandmolly&post=3363&blog=92&autoplay=1

http://www.ibtimes.com/all-work-no-pay-seeking-justice-unpaid-interns-one-lawsuit-time-1052242

http://dailyfreepress.com/2013/05/02/unpaid-internships-contribute-to-wealth-gap-experts-say/

http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/more_unpaid_interns_say_they_want_to_be_compensated/

http://www.ibtimes.com/law-office-or-intern-mill-class-action-suit-against-nyc-law-firm-expands-ongoing-unpaid-internship

http://www.truthdig.com/podcast/item/how_we_talk_about_north_korea_20130405/ (at 10:12 mark)