The presentation slides and the recording for the webinar – Creating and Maintaining a Lawful Internship Program – are now accessible for your viewing. If you would like to review, please contact Kiirsten Lederer to obtain instructions.
During this timely and important webinar, we discussed how to minimize both your organization’s liability and the risk of wage and hour lawsuits. Specifically, participants walked away with answers to the following questions:
- What are the best practices for recruiting and hiring interns, and what critical language should you include (or avoid) in offer letters, employment contracts, and other communications?
- What assignments are appropriate for interns, and what tasks must you prevent interns from doing?
- How does the Fair Labor Standards Act apply to interns?
- What is the best way to handle various forms of remuneration (money, academic credit, company discounts, etc.) for interns?
- How do the rules of for-profit and non-profit companies differ (and what rules apply to public-sector employers)?
- How do child labor laws affect internships?
- What are best practices for organizations—before, during and after an internship program?
- Do company policies apply to interns?
- What rules should you consider if you would like to hire an intern on a full-time basis in the future?
- When does workers’ compensation or other insurance kick in, and how should you handle unemployment insurance?
- What common blunders should you avoid when setting up school internship programs?
- What ethical considerations apply when creating an internship program?
We look forward to your participation in future EBG educational programs. Please click here for a list of upcoming webinars/events that may be of interest to you or your colleagues.