What Your Startup Needs to Know About Hiring Interns

In-House Focus

Summer internships can serve as an extension of the classroom and provide great opportunities to shadow and learn while earning school credit. However, if your startup’s interns are doing the work of employees, then they need to be treated like employees -- with all the financial responsibilities this entails.

In this short clip, Orrick Employment Law & Litigation partner Lisa Lupion and Technology Companies Group partner Jonathan Chou discuss how to determine whether your company’s interns qualify as unpaid interns under the law or whether they need to be protected like employees.

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