Career & Work

The Unpaid Intern's Virtually Nonexistent Legal Rights: A Helpful Quiz

Hiring unpaid interns is an increasingly prevalent—and controversial—part of how America does business. Unpaid interns often lack the legal protections accorded paid workers, and the laws that govern them are opaque.

If you’re approaching the end of a summer internship, this flowchart will help you understand how workplace law applies to you—or, more often, doesn’t.

Eidelson is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek in Washington.

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