Want an internship? 3 quotes you need to hear

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. Or more accurately, if it looks like a job, sounds like a job, and you’re performing or producing productive work like you would at a job, then it probably is a job. The reality of the relationship is becoming increasingly important.

1) “…the longer the period of work experience, and the more that productive rather than merely ‘observational’ work is involved, the greater the chance of an employment contract being identified – even if the work is unpaid.”
(Stewart Owens 2013, 148)

2) “…courts have held that there can be an employment contract in the absence of wages.”
(Stewart Owens 2013, 131)

3) “…number of recent decisions in Australia that place a similar emphasis on the economic reality of a relationship in determining whether it is one of employment.”
(Stewart Owens 2013, 121)