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March 2018 Archives

Tips to make sure your internships comply with the FLSA

When you hire college students or other workers for unpaid internships, it is important to make sure that you comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA regulates internships in the United States to ensure that employers are not misclassifying workers as interns instead of employees to avoid paying them. Your interns’ tasks, hours and level of supervision determine whether they are entitled to pay as employees. The FLSA also states that interns must receive “beneficial learning” from their internship.