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signs that states clearly that it is an unpaid internship and that there is no guarantee for work after the job is completed. If the above 7 factors are followed and clearly outlined for both the employer and the intern, there should be zero confusion. An intern needs to understand that there is no pay and it is going towards the students’ academic credit from the university the
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Internship: Beneficial or not? company has an agreement with. The FLSA states exactly that “ Interns and students, however, may not be “employees” under the FLSA—in which case the FLSA does not require compensation for their work.” [Fac18] Is a school liable if intern is hurt on the job? Generally speaking, the employer who has the intern working in their company is responsible for providing workers’ compensation insurance rather than the school. Discussed below are the specifics for workers’ compensation but in rare cases the school could be sued for negligence if the interns job does not provide workers’ compensation to them. The school almost never has responsibility for an employee being injured at a workplace outside of the school. Intern entitled to Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation is determined under the organization or company’s coverage and whether it includes interns or not. As of 2017, all states except for Texas required workers’ compensation insurance to be provided to all paid employees. Interns are usually covered under workers’ compensation as well except in a few rare cases. “Non-manual services to a religious, charitable or education institution” are not required to be covered under workers’ compensation by the employer. [Wol17] Is it advisable to have the intern sign “hold-harmless” or indemnity agreements or releases of liability? It is not advisable for a company to have an intern sign a hold-harmless, an indemnity agreements or releases of liability because of legal ramifications that could occur if the employee is in fact injured. The employee could sue the employer for negligence on the fact
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Internship: Beneficial or not? that the employer knew beforehand that there was possibility for injury. It could be argued that the employer had prior knowledge of previous accidents on the job and did not want to pay workers’ compensation coverage or claims for the intern. Steps to prevent case study situation from happening again There are numerous things that an employer can do to make sure they have an internship plan or program in place that meets all legal requirements and has detailed lists of what is the responsibility of the supervisors, mentors and academic institution. First, there needs to be a
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