Labor Laws

Six Labor Law Rules
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the following six requirements apply to unpaid internships:
 
1.) The work performed (the DOL uses the word "training") is an extension of a trade studied by the student or similar to the interns school training.
 
2.) The work (or training) is for the benefit of the student intern.
 
3.) The intern does not replace regular employees, but works under their close observation.
 
4.) The employer derives no immediate advantage from the student intern's activities. (the interns' activity is primarily an educational experience and doesn't significantly benefit the employer.)
 
5.) The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship. The employer holds no promise of future employment.
 
6.) The employer and the intern understand that the student is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.

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