What You Need to Know about Interns

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As we covered before, many companies are treating freelancers illegally, by managing them the same as they would an employee. Today we are going to cover interns, and we’ll bottom line it for you: you probably shouldn’t have any. As it is with freelancers, interns should not be treated the same as an employee; if they act like an employee, then they should be an employee and not an intern.
As a general rule, the nature of an internship is simply educational, sort of like a type of work/study program. The concept is that an internship will teach interns valuable employable skills. That being said, if your intern is doing the work of or the same work as an employee, they’re no longer an intern; they’re an unpaid employee, and that’s illegal [cont]