Should You Be Paid As An Intern?
For college students and recent graduates, an unpaid internship may seem like a good way to get job experience. Unfortunately, some employers take advantage of interns by having them do the same work as paid employees, without getting paid. This practice may be illegal.
If you think your Massachusetts employer may be taking advantage of interns, contact the lawyers at [nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-3″] in Boston for a confidential consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for unpaid wages.
Is Your Employer Taking Advantage Of You?
Internships are not just a way for employers to get free labor. To qualify as an unpaid internship, your position must meet ALL of the following six requirements:
- The experience is for your benefit as an intern.
- The internship provides you with training similar to what you would receive in an educational institution.
- You are not displacing regular employees, and you work under close supervision of existing staff.
- Your employer does not obtain an immediate benefit from your activities.
- You are not guaranteed a job at the conclusion of your internship.
- You understand that you are not entitled to wages.
If your position does not meet these requirements, you may be entitled to compensation.
For More Information About Misclassification As Interns
To find out if you may be entitled to compensation for your work as an intern, talk to our Boston unpaid wages attorneys. Our phone number is [nap_phone id=”LOCAL-REGULAR-NUMBER-2″], or you can email us your questions.
In addition to representing individuals who are misclassified as interns, our attorneys handle cases involving groups of employees in class-action lawsuits.