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Considering the use of Unpaid Interns at Your Church?

Posted on September 17th, 2013.

You should make sure you understand the law so you don’t find yourself facing claims and lawsuits as this is a RED HOT AREA OF THE LAW.

Don’t believe it?  Check out this law firm in California that’s asking anyone who may “have held an unpaid internship during the past six years, even if you received school credit for the internship” to contact them and join in their “fight against unpaid internships” by bringing class action lawsuits against employers.  Here’s the link to their website:  http://www.unpaidinternslawsuit.com

According to current state and federal employment laws, individuals may volunteer to perform services without receiving pay ONLY IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES.  Do you understand the IMPORTANT LEGAL RULES pertaining to internships and the use of unpaid interns?  If not, please watch our video entitled Managing your Workforce (http://churchlawgroup.com/blog/videos/managing-your-workforce/).  In it, David Middlebrook discusses these and other critical issues regarding employment law.

This important stuff, so please forwarded it to your friends in ministry…

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