Is Your Unpaid Internship Legal? 10 Important Things to Know

Unpaid internships have become an increasingly popular way for students and aspiring professionals to get their feet wet in a given industry. However, as more interns join the workforce, the risk of abuse by employers has become more evident. Be forewarned! Internships must meet certain criteria in order to qualify as lawfully “unpaid”—otherwise, interns are entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Interns should be aware of the new test established