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HRM TV: Unpaid internships

HR can be a legal minefield, but fret not – Hannah Ellis, principal and co-founder at The Workplace Employment Lawyers and our legal vlogger, is here to help answer those tricky questions.

As universities across the country get ready to open their doors to new and returning students, your business might be thinking about taking on some unpaid interns. Although this is a great way to give the next generation some real-world experience, employers need to be careful about the scope of work interns perform. Here are five tips to help you stay compliant and get the most from your unpaid internships program.

Check back for more advice on how to handle HR’s most common legal concerns. In the meantime, if you have a legal quandary or quick question, check out Hannah’s blog here, or tweet @theworkplace_au.

Check out AHRI’s social media pages on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for more. And don’t forget to follow HRM’s editor Amanda Woodard on Twitter @HRMeditor for updates about what’s happening in the HR industry around Australia.

Is your organisation looking to gain an HR intern?  AHRI organisation-level members are invited to participate in hosting an up-and-coming HR superstar in the first official AHRI Work Experience Placement Program (WEPP). To learn more, click here

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