June 23, 2010
Tip of the Week: Employees vs. Interns
Filed under: News
Vision Payroll

Many businesses consider having an intern due to budgetary concerns in hiring an employee. However, an intern is not free labor. An internship must be a learning experience for the benefit of the intern and not the employer.

  • Are interns entitled to benefits under federal law such as minimum wage, overtime pay, and a workplace free from discrimination?
  • How does an employer determine if a legitimate employee relationship exists?
  • What resources does the Department of Labor (DOL) provide to help employers make these determinations?

Get answers to these questions by listening to Employees vs. Interns in this month’s HRCast, a recording provided by our team of HR Pros and available exclusively on MyHRSupportCenter. You’ll also learn the six key criteria the DOL uses to help determine if an intern must be paid.

Visit MyHRSupportCenter regularly, not only for our HRCasts, but also to get late-breaking compliance alerts, best practices to implement, and HR tools to use every day. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like a free trial of MyHRSupportCenter, contact Vision Payroll today.


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