You're a owner of a small barber/beauty salon. You started off small and slowly are growing into a nice client base but, it isn't yet where you'd like it. So you decide, "I need a better identity and advertisement." You call your best friend, who happens to be a graphic designer. You tell him all that you need. Logo, flyers, website, and business cards.
Your friend comes back to you with a quote for how much all this is going to cost. You take the paper and your jaw drops at the news.
Then you ask yourself, "Is it REALLY worth that much?" Why do designers charge so much? Are their services worth what they ask for?
According to an article in the New York Times, Fox Searchlight Pictures has violated federal and New York minimum wage laws by not paying production interns. The judge presiding over the case noted that these internships did not foster an educational environment and that the studio benefits from the work. This could decision could have an broad impact on young people who flock to internships to break into an exciting and otherwise difficult field to work in and those who are looking to change careers and don't have the option to do an internship due to a lack of pay.