Unpaid Internships: Foot in the Door or Stepping on a Landmine?

Career Solvers

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.

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it’s your Friday good news

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PLUS, the day I got the offer, I got a call to interview for a federal government job in my field! It was a drawn-out process during which I was offered a 6-month contract role at another organisation with a $15k increase on my current salary, which I accepted.

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ask all your questions about the new overtime law here

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This is because the federal government is changing one part of the way it decides whether you’re exempt (not legally required to be paid overtime) or non-exempt (must be paid overtime). To be exempt, you must meet two tests: a salary test and a duties test. The duties portion of the law isn’t changing, only the salary level. And should I ask my manager who does little with salary, or HR? Negotiating a raise to stay exempt. law + order salary

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Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work | Penelope.

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Salary negotiations are over. You will notice that salary is missing from the list. Many people assume this is because Gen Y doesn’t care about salary. Gen Y doesn’t consider salary to be a huge factor in choosing a place to work because Gen Y knows that salary data is public. So for Gen Y, going to a company that pays fair wages is like going to a company that hires people who aren’t white. So the Brazen Careerist Top 50 does not ignore salary.

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phantom jobs, confidential searches, and job scams

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As a rule, if a job posting sounds interesting but there is no e-mail contact other than the generic Craigslist one, and if there is no info about the company, I send a quick e-mail [.] "> { 23 comments… read them below or add one } Stephanie March 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm Unsure if this is the case anymore, but the resume format for federal government jobs (and maybe some state government jobs) REQUIRES a SSN and other nutty things like salaries for each job listed on the resume.

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is my employer plotting against me?

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March 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm I’d like to point out that a company cannot prohibit employees from talking to each other about working conditions – this includes wages, bonuses and reasons you are leaving the job. It’s federal law, and christ am I tired of hearing about bosses trying to make rules against it. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how do I state my desired salary range in a cover letter?

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interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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To not risk the chances of getting a professional federal job because I was afraid of being fired from a minimum wage job doesn’t seem worth risking my health in retrospect. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? how do I state my desired salary range in a cover letter? weird behavior during salary negotiations when a recruiter asks for your height, weight, age, and marital status must I shave my beard to get a job?

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how can I get employees to use vacation time? — Ask a Manager

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Also, in this economy, lay-offs and freezes on wages is far from uncommon, so vacations may be more of a luxury than a necessity. Is a Federal audit “easier&# ? Sometimes leaving your projects to sit there for 1-2 weeks works– sometimes not so much due to federal or internal deadlines. in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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