Avitus Group Educates Colorado Employers on Hiring Summer Interns; Launches Online Guide to Address Paid vs. Non-Paid Internships & Unemployment Insurance Requirements

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Avitus Group Human Resource Experts Help Colorado Companies Stay in Compliance with Federal Wage Law & the Colorado Employment Security Act of 2013 as Summer Internship Season Begins

Hiring Summer Interns (Federal & State Law)

Many businesses are not in compliance because they simply don't know the requirements of the federal and state laws. There are many factors to consider and it can easily become confusing.

Summer is here and that has Colorado businesses hiring interns. It also has some businesses in non-compliance with the Federal Wage Law and the Colorado Employment Security Act of 2013. That has Avitus Group, a business solutions company with Denver offices, stepping up to educate Colorado businesses via an online guide that outlines compliance with federal and state law. The federal law primarily looks at whether an intern is required to be paid and the state law primarily looks at whether unemployment insurance is required for the intern.

"Many businesses are not in compliance because they simply don't know the requirements of the federal and state laws. There are many factors to consider and it can easily become confusing. Avitus Group is here as a resource for our members and for all Colorado businesses. We've launched an online guide designed for Colorado businesses to double check their compliance status to both the federal and state laws regarding interns," says Denver-based Avitus Group Human Resource and Risk Management Consultant Dawn Wilson.

According to the Federal Wage Law, sometimes a business needs to pay an intern and sometimes it doesn't. Compliance with federal and state law looks at many factors, including whether the business is for profit or non-profit and whether the student is receiving college credit. Avitus Group's Online Guide "Hiring Student Interns (Federal & State Law)" outlines all of the factors that determine compliance on this issue. The guide also gives businesses the opportunity to submit questions/scenarios to human resource experts at Avitus Group.

"Sometimes a business absolutely needs to pay an intern and sometimes it doesn't. Compliance with federal and state law looks at many factors. This can be a tricky topic and Avitus Group always makes sure our members are in compliance," says Wilson.

Avitus Group’s online guide is available to all businesses. Avitus Group is a worldwide company based out of Billings, Montana. Avitus Group simplifies, strengthens and grows businesses by providing 'back office' support. Things like bookkeeping, taxes, payroll, IT, marketing and much more. When businesses use Avitus Group, all of the necessary yet burdensome functions of the business become Avitus Group's responsibility so the business can focus on what they do best. Avitus Group serves clients nationwide through regional office locations from coast to coast. The company also serves international clients through partner locations in Europe, Canada, China, England, India, Japan and Singapore.

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