Many employers have questions about the somewhat confusing rules that apply to interns. This article sets forth employers’ obligations with regard to the hiring and retention of interns who are either unpaid or who are compensated at less than the current minimum wage of $8.00 per hour.
While programs do exist whereby students are permitted to perform work which benefits third parties and for which they are not compensated, the education of such individuals must be the primary purpose of these programs.
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