Is there any legal definition of what qualifies as an "internship" job?
I work in web design and development, with an emphasis on marketing and SEO. Been pushing my boss to get me some help in the content-building aspect of my job. I can keep on coding pages, but we definitely could use someone to write more articles, how-tos, blog entries, etc.
He's finally hiring after over a year of pestering. I just found the ad on Craigslist and it's in search of someone with writing and social media skills. It also says it's an internship job for $9/hr for 3 months for those pursuing a degree in English, journalism or similar field.
WHAT. This is a full-time, long-term job. I think he is listing it as an "internship" because he is cheap and wants to avoid paying insurance, taxes and offering benefits (which we do after 3 months). The first applicant he forwarded to me with "I really like this one!" graduated with an English degree FIVE years ago. This is so sketchy to me, and I really want nothing to do with it, but is he doing anything illegal?