Interns: Are Small Businesses Flirting with Disaster?

By Nina Kaufman, Esq.

 

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.