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  • Interns

    Date:
    April 18, 2014

    When school is out, many students and new graduates look to gain real-world experience through internships. However, an employer hoping to take advantage of these interns as a source of free labor should think twice. Unless an internship satisfies strict criteria, interns must be treated like employees, meaning they must be paid the minimum wage and overtime.

  • Independent Contractors

    Date:
    April 18, 2014

    Employers that care more about an end result than how it is achieved can avoid certain taxes, legal liabilities and administrative challenges by hiring independent contractors instead of employees. The risks of incorrectly classifying a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee, though, have never been higher.

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Editor's Choice: HR guidance on complying with the FLSA and state employee classification requirements.