Paying Interns

For information about Federal laws regarding the difference between unpaid interns (considered "volunteers or trainees") and paid employees, see the U.S. Department of Labor, Fair Labor Standards Act. It is recommended that you check the section - "Do I have to comply with the FLSA?" If there are still concerns, it is recommended that you consult with legal counsel and/or professional accountants about this issue.

www.dol.gov/elaws/esa/flsa/scope/screen9.asp