Unpaid Internships: Foot in the Door or Stepping on a Landmine?
JULY 6, 2010
There was a time when the only people who sought out unpaid internships were students who wanted to gain valuable work experience and were willing to forgo a salary to get it. But several states are concerned that in the current economy many companies are offering unpaid internships that are violating minimum wage laws. The Department of of Labor looks at six criteria to determine if the internship is in compliance with wage and hour rules.