Does this company have to reimburse me for interning there?

I interned at a learning centers for 8 months. I just found out there is a law that states that interns must be paid if they are providing any immediate advantage to the company. I was wondering what that might include and if I would be able to get reimbursed because I feel like they used me to get things done that no one else wanted to do?

Asked on October 28, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Yes, if the intern is actually an employee or worker in disguise, and is primarily working for the company's benefit (rather than primarily there for his or her own benefit), the


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