Interns: Are Small Businesses Flirting with Disaster?

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq., owner of Ask The Business Lawyer, is an award-winning business attorney, speaker, and Entrepreneur Magazine online contributor. She saves consulting and professional services companies time, money, and aggravation by serving as their outsourced legal counsel.

Posted on February 24, 2014 in Employee Issues

 

Unpaid internships used to be all about “the experience”–an opportunity for young students to break into a new field, to gain contacts, to explore new career possibilities. But with the current administration’s increased focus on enforcing labor law violations, small businesses could well fall into the enforcement net.

While this Daily Dose post covered summer internships, it also applies when you’re looking to fill the spot without filling the person’s wallet–in a word (or two), without pay.

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