Better to Do It the Right Way
As a business owner, you can choose to offer internships for a range of legally sound, even admirable reasons. You might want to put back into an industry you love. You may want to enjoy the thrill of mentoring someone brimming over with youthful enthusiasm. Quite often, you will be trialling people before offering them an entry-level job.
As long as you are offering some sort of win-win arrangement, the chances of a disgruntled intern taking legal action are minimal. But if you are seeking to take advantage of young or desperate people, be aware their ‘free’ labour may end up costing you a great deal.
Does an internship program make sense for your small business? Read about the key factors to consider when hiring interns.