Are interns really just unpaid workers who are getting ripped off? While this is a question ultimately answered by particular courts and particular judges, the Department of Labor (DOL) has tried to clarify the issue, outlining a six-step test to determine which workers can really go uncompensated and which workers qualify as “employees,” entitled to all the benefits of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

WageAdvocates.com covers this six-step test in detail here, and then continue to discuss a recent court decision that actually questioned the Department of Labor’s guidelines as “too rigid.”

When Is An Unpaid Internship Illegal?

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