Interns And Seasonal Help: Making The Grade With Your FLSA Compliance Obligations
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Summer's arrival means an increase in temperatures - and an increase of resumes in your inbox from internship-seeking college students and those looking for seasonal employment.
Internships can be mutually beneficial for both students and employers. Students get the chance to gain experience in an industry they've selected for a future career, and employers get to assess the interns' future aptitudes as potential employees down the line.
That sounds like a perfect arrangement - and it can be if it's handled correctly. If you aren't up to date on crucial laws and regulations such as FLSA, you could find yourself in legal hot water. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, there are specific requirements that must be met before an internship can be classified as unpaid. Generally, if the intern is performing tasks for the benefit of the employer, he should be paid. This is a fine line, since one could argue that any task performed at work is for the benefit of the employer.
In order to stay in compliance and get the most out of your summer internships, participate in this interactive 90-minute webinar and get up to date on the latest wage and hour obligations.
- Factors to consider before you classify an internship as unpaid, so you don't violate FLSA
- The ins and outs of offering academic credit or other benefits instead of or in addition to pay
- Terms and conditions to include in any written agreements concerning internships within your organization
- How workers' compensation and other insurance coverage may be affected when you hire interns
- Whether an intern could potentially be eligible for unemployment benefits at the termination of their assignment
- What to discuss with colleges, universities, and other schools when setting up your internship program
- How to tell if what you're offering is an internship or an apprenticeship/co-op learning opportunity - and what that distinction means
- The benefits and drawbacks of structuring internships so they turn into full-time employment
- Whether it is legal to have a non-student intern working for your organization
- Legal pitfalls to watch out for when it comes to compensation and benefits decisions for interns and seasonal/temporary employees
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn how to get the most out of your internships while avoiding costly legal entanglements. Register now for this timely event risk-free.
About your Speaker:
Attorney Kara E. Shea is the practice leader for Butler Snow's Labor and Employment Group. She provides practical advice on employment issues and compliance to national, regional, and local employers of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, in a variety of industries. She also represents employers before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in litigation, including discrimination, retaliatory discharge, whistleblower, and wage and hour cases, including class actions. Ms. Shea has briefed cases presented to both the Tennessee Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Shea regularly speaks on employment-related topics and provides supervisory training on topics including FMLA and FLSA compliance, conducting workplace investigations, and implementing employee discipline. She has been a regular columnist for the Nashville City Paper. Ms. Shea also practices in the area of intellectual property, including trade secrets, trademarks, and copyright matters.
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