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Are You Required to Pay Your Interns?

For-profit employers occasionally bring on unpaid interns to work at the company. The question employers must ask is whether an unpaid intern is actually an employee and, therefore, entitled to be paid minimum wage and overtime pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  If an intern is not an employee under the FLSA, … Continue reading this entry

FLSA Coverage for Employees, Interns, or Volunteers

Students and recent graduates are often willing to work for experience rather than pay as an entre into their chosen profession. Likewise, employers relish the thought of offering on-the-job training without pay. While on the surface it seems to be a win/win situation, internships and volunteerism will violate federal law unless they satisfy certain criteria.… Continue reading this entry