With all the negative attention around internships, companies may be tempted to shy away from the idea, but this is a poor business decision. The investment you make in internship programs can provide a tremendous return for the company and the student, so it should not be overlooked.
Unpaid interns at Toronto Life and The Walrus have been shown the door after a crackdown by Ontario's Ministry of Labour
The Ministry of Labour is paying more and more attention to the issue of unpaid internships. With this in mind, it becomes increasingly important for employers to understand the laws surrounding unpaid internships, and to know what steps they can take to ensure they remain protected under law. An unpaid intern may seem like a great idea, but there are a couple of key points to keep in mind if your organization is looking to take one on.
It seems the time has come to say goodbye to the lowly internship. But before we do, we need to find solutions to quickly fill the gap in the marketplace for recent graduates who may not possess the skills and opportunities to land that critical first job.
"While the Labour Code does not specifically address internships, it protects the rights of an employee to be paid for work
At least 100,000 young Canadians are working as unpaid interns — with an unknown number of others missing out on key, early
Unpaid internships are in the news again as a result of a groundbreaking study on precarious employment in Ontario. There are a number of factors that play into the decision to pay an intern (or not), of course. That said, greed is ultimately the common denominator that business leaders share when determining whether to create paid or unpaid internships.