Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – 1pm to 1.30pm AEST
In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the presence of interns in Australian workplaces. For many young people, a paid or unpaid internship provides invaluable experience and a gateway into their chosen career. For employers, they provide an opportunity to trial a worker before committing to an offer of employment.
Given this recent phenomenon of interns in the workplace, it is important that the law provides sufficient safeguards to balance the desire for young workers to gain practical experience with the need to prevent the exploitation of Australia’s youth.
In this session, Emma will cover obligations for employers when considering utilising unpaid interns, in order to prevent exposure to significant back pay claims and potential penalties.