Should unpaid internships end? HR industry seems to agree

As the Ministry of Labour cracks down on unpaid internships in media companies, HR professionals are responding with strong criticisms of the practice.

“[I] absolutely believe that unpaid internships should be discontinued, I see this as a means of business taking advantage of people who are desperate to get a job,” HRM reader Janine wrote.

For an unpaid internship to be legal it must meet strict requirements, including the condition that the employer should not benefit from the internship and the intern must not replace an employee. Some HRM readers suggested there was not enough program oversight.

Continue reading… HRM Canada

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