- Most states still don’t have laws on the books extending protections to interns, making Illinois one of the first in the nation.
- The legislation was spurred by a court case that said interns weren't protected by sexual harassment
- They’re not employees, and courts have ruled they aren’t protected if they’re sexually harassed
- The dueling trends are an indicator of the extent to which the unpaid internship has burrowed its thorny claws into all sectors of the labor market
- The policy takes aim at two corporate fantasies: that credit makes up for free labor and that all internships are educational