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Most people who work are considered employees and must be paid at minimum wage or higher for all the time that they work. Volunteers and some interns may work without pay.
Volunteers provide services to not-for-profit or charitable organizations. The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) determines who can work as an unpaid volunteer. DLS considers the following in determining whether an individual may be classified as volunteer:
If you have questions about volunteers, contact DLS.
Interns must be paid, but there are limited circumstances when they may be unpaid. The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) determines who can work as an unpaid intern.
Workers who are getting school or academic credit
Generally, an intern who receives school or academic credit may be an unpaid intern.
Workers who are not getting school or academic credit
If an intern is not receiving school credits, then the intern must be paid at least minimum wage, unless the intern is a “trainee” under state law. This is a narrow exemption. DLS may determine that someone is a “trainee” excluded from the minimum wage laws if the training:
If you have questions about unpaid interns, contact DLS.
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