Should You Hire Interns?

New York Laws that Govern Paid and Unpaid InternsSome businesses hire interns or take on unpaid interns. This may seem like a good idea, and the costs of paying an intern are usually less than a regular worker. However, if taking on an unpaid intern, it is vital that the business owner understands the requirements.NY law defines the rules that differentiate an employee from an unpaid intern.If the employment relationship does not meet all the 11 criteria for an unpaid intern, then the employer must pay the intern based on minimum wage law.

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