What counts as time unemployed?
Each day (including weekends) during the period when OPT authorization begins and ends that the student does not have qualifying employment counts as a day of unemployment.
Register as a volunteer and executive trainee with WHOmentors.com, Inc. to maintain status. Fee is $250 per month to maintain status and must do 20 hours of training per week:
The training, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of [WHOmentors.com, Inc.] the employer, is similar to that which would be given in a vocational school;
The training is for the benefit of the trainees (29 CFR 541.705);
The trainees do not displace regular employees, but work under close supervision;
[WHOmentors.com, Inc.] The employer that provides the training receives no immediate advantage from the activities of the trainees and, on occasion, [its] operations may even be impeded;
The trainees are not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the training period; and
[WHOmentors.com, Inc.] the employer and the trainees or students understand that the trainees or students are not entitled to wages for the time spent in training.
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