By: Brian Senjem | May 22, 2017

In what cases can you not pay an Intern?

If you pay an Intern, you need to treat them as a nonexempt, hourly employee and follow the Wage and Hour laws such as paying minimum wage and overtime.

Read what the DOL (Department of Labor) has to say below:

Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to “for-profit” private sector employers.


The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines the term “employ” very broadly as including to “suffer or permit to work.” Covered and non-exempt individuals who are “suffered or permitted” to...

Category: Paying Employees 

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