Some Guidance in Understanding the Law for Workers and Internships

Lawson, Hedley
September 2011
LabTalk;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 39 Issue 20C, p30
Trade Publication
The article offers guidelines before hiring an intern or when deciding to have an internship program. The U.S. Department of Labor lists six factors to help determine if an intern should be paid. These factors include who will benefit from the internship, if there are no regular employees displaced, and if there are no immediate advantage for the employer. The importance for the company to strictly adhere to federal laws and to consider paying interns are emphasized.


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