Employers warned that unpaid internships could ‘break law’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in employment, news, reports, volunteers by sally

“Twenty-somethings working for free might be a common fixture in politics, media and fashion, but employers are almost certainly breaking the law when they take on unpaid interns because they should be giving them wages if they work, according to a new report.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Unpaid volunteers not covered by discrimination legislation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 12th, 2009 in disability discrimination, news, volunteers by sally

“Volunteers who give their time unpaid to charities are not covered by domestic or European equal treatment legislation designed to protect employees, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th November 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk