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Compensation Students, Interns & Learners

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Don't get stuck with a million dollar lawsuit!

Not paying an intern can cost you. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) have specific guidelines for determining whether or not your worker is an employee (and therefore must be compensated) or a trainee. Our Legal Guide, Compensation for Students, Interns & Learners outlines seven key factors and other critical information that will help you determine if you need to pay your intern.

Why do I need this legal guide?

  • Seven-Factor Test Used by Courts and DOL

    Learn more about the seven-factor “primary beneficiary” test and use it to determine if your worker is an employee or trainee.

  • Earning School Credit For Work

    Learn how the Ninth Circuit applied the test to aspiring cosmetologists and hair stylists who worked in school-sponsored beauty clinics to gain experience.

  • Job Shadowing

    What are the guidelines for job shadowing? Do we need to compensate workers who are job shadowing?

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