Balfour, Anne-Marie
January 2007
People Management;1/11/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p23
This article explores the legality of unpaid internships in Great Britain. There is no statutory definition of an intern, but frequently interns undertake ordinary workplace tasks without pay. And many unpaid internship arrangements are illegal. Although there are some categories of workers to whom the national minimum wage does not apply, employers cannot sidestep the issue by labelling internship arrangements with one of these exemptions.


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