In the UK, there are laws in place to prevent many forms of unpaid work, however, lack of specificity means it is still possible for many employers to advertise unpaid opportunities. … More Unpaid Internships: Know Your Rights!
Not only can it be confusing to know when you are required to disclose something, but many worry that doing so might hurt their chances of being offered a job. … More Should I Disclose My Disability When Applying For Jobs?
By law, employers are obliged to pay employees a National Minimum Wage, which is the minimum hourly rate for UK workers aged under 25, and apprentices. The National Living Wage applies to workers aged 25 and over, and both of these figures adjust every year based on other economic changes. The new rates from today … More National Minimum Wage increasing today
Following on from our recent blog Employment law: Know your rights (Part 1), QTemps Recruitment Manager Rachael takes us through some more employment law issues you may encounter when applying for a new role. True or False … ? It’s illegal to make me work on a Bank Holiday FALSE – Although it’s common practice for employers … More Employment law: Know your rights (Part 2)
True or False … ? I have the right to minimum wage TRUE – If you are an employee or worker you are entitled to National Minimum Wage, and National Living Wage if you are over 25, which at the moment is: Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice October … More Employment law: Know your rights (Part 1)
I spend a lot of my time talking to students about how they can find work experience, and more often than not the issue of unpaid internships comes up. Now I know that in certain industries unpaid internships are practically the norm and I also know that when the pressure is on to find a … More Unpaid internships – why they’re not a good idea
In the UK, a law on National Minimum Wage means that all employers have to pay all of their employees at least a certain hourly rate. It is illegal for an employer to pay you less than minimum wage. As of 1 October 2014 the National Minimum Wage stands at: 18-20 years old … More National Minimum Wage – what is it?