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-- summertime is the first day of June.
And it is that in terms season for so many companies and we're gonna bring in our own Kate Rogers from foxbusiness.com.
And -- -- You've been looking into in terms and sort of some -- that companies should now.
Before they bring -- the interns here and Alli we know it's a time for the unpaid employees you know that they're getting the experience you're getting the help here.
Well the first important guidelines bringing an -- -- Think about for these small company so I spoke with Joshua parkers of -- keen.
Blazing New York City and also John O'Connor from travelers insurance and they kind of walk me through some of the out of race that.
Employees bring on when they take these seasonal hires bring amenities unpaid interns -- -- a number one most important cell unpaid internships.
-- Parker's he told me that he's seen a huge upswing in.
Lawsuits regarding these unpaid internships because you can't just send it -- in turn out on coffee runs off summer along.
The need to actually be gaining something from your programs you have to have a program that's structured -- -- Teach them new skills in him on the job training so.
Either needs to be paid minimum wage.
Or they need to have some type of college credit that they're getting from their internship with you this summer so it's great to have them on board but you wanna make sure that they're getting something -- -- -- And wheels are gonna talk about sexual harassment and discrimination policies and and and obviously making this.
Clearly stated in known -- and adhere to as well of course.
Absolutely so just because someone's coming into work for your business for two and a half months through the summer Wednesday.
These needs he sat down and walk through all our viewers sexual harassment discrimination.
Equal employment on guidelines for your companies have given that employee handbook even if you just take a lunch hour -- data walked them through informally you know small business right aren't gonna have the same have a structure -- a large corporation.
They're not going to be able to bring in a trainer -- carefully.
Has that they needed to communicate that absolutely even if you don't have a dedicated -- department you should -- have an employee handbook can give it out and what about workers' compensation claims people getting hurt on the job.
Not being -- and and you get hurt on the job or big travels what John O'Connor from travelers he said that there workers' compensation claims actually.
Go up from June to September sadness -- all of those seasonal hires they are bringing on their filing more workers comp claims.
And that a third of them are actually from people under thirty.
So those -- young kids college age kids high school kids.
-- need to make sure that whatever job they're doing they're being properly trained rent moves of -- about the training they have little extra time perhaps absolutely and that it's also in line with their skill -- so it's not some pain too strenuous for kids that may have a -- back from my name is trying to be lifting heavy boxes something like that he should.
Be sure that the programs tailored and other job title is you know tailored to what they're actually able to -- What about programs and supervision this -- -- point number four yes of this is also frown on travelers they're saying to sit down apparent in the insurance carrier and structure.
-- insurance plan to adhere to these seasonal hires we sure that your coverage still for example you're going to be having someone.
Out on deliveries for her at pizza or restaurant something -- that patient at their cars covered here car's -- you're not gonna get into some legal trouble here.
And also due to supervise and -- -- done being trained.
Sit down animation that they know what they're doing you can't give you training and it hands off because -- can get in trouble once of the summer's oversee government.
Get -- -- -- -- good good liability.
In in early information there preventative pro activity obviously is necessary and you can read more about this of course on foxbusiness.com.
That's our small business center and this is part of our protecting your small business here Kate Rogers thank you is always good stuff up protect yourself.
In the intern and seasonal hires -- And -- -- gonna switch gears here and -- from some.
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