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    Hello folks,
    i'm currently on my OPT which started on Feb 2013,undergoing training for a course in an IT consultancy.since i haven't got a job yet ,my payroll is not being run.i'd like to know if it's legal to do unpaid work in a IT consultancy as a trainee.thanks in advance.

    I got a letter from the consultancy offering a position as an analyst and stating that it's an unpaid position.will that suffice?does an 1-9 form have to be filled for unpaid positions?
    Last edited by drub; 10-27-2013, 06:02 PM.

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    • #3
      Not as a trainee ..FLSA does not allow it ..
      but u can show it as unpaid intern and there are so many rules involved in it
      reed more about unpaid intern for for-profit companies ..

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      • #4
        and one more point states have their own Labor laws on top of federal ..

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        • #5
          Show it as Internship and contact your DSO for better details

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