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?
This article was originally posted on the Reach blog. Diversity in the work place is always a good thing and equality and diversity initiatives are more and more becoming a part of the general framework of employment processes and policies. In the same way that any kind of diversity does, age diversity has many positive … More Too young…too old…it shouldn’t matter!
This post was originally featured on The Careers Group blog, REACH. Whenever you possess a distinct characteristic, it is normal to feel uneasy about being placed in situations where this characteristic is likely to stand out. Many people fear that their professional identity is at risk of being distorted by their religious clothing and the … More Religious Dress in the workplace – UK and beyond