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Should your summer interns earn a paycheck?

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by Marc B. Zimmerman
HR Dive
July 3, 2019

Summer: the season of sun, surf and student interns. This brings up an important question — are employers legally obligated to pay them? 

The old federal standard

The answer is simple but complex. Employers must pay interns if they qualify as employees. Employers need not add interns to their payrolls if they do not qualify as employees.

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