There are numerous laws that deal with the restrictions and mandates surrounding employee wages, many of which concern the paying of minimum wage, which is regulated by your state, and compensating youth workers the appropriate amount. If your company hires interns, there are strict laws that concern who can be an unpaid intern and who must be a paid intern. Someone who helps with the company’s work product, for example, must be a paid intern. Employers must pay appropriately for any overtime work and give their employees fair meal times and breaks. Additionally, employers may not deduct pay for any wages compensated in goods.