Do Unpaid Legal Positions Breach Employment Laws?

This is a follow up to a previous post where I highlighted the fact that some law firms are offering law graduates unpaid work in exchange for the experience they will get and sometimes with the possibility of it leading to a training contract position.  Read that blog post here:

Unpaid Legal Work Experience Blog Post

Well, it seems that such unpaid work may be in breach of employment law, in particular the laws relating to the minimum wage.  Employment lawyer, Rebecca Fox, at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin solicitors has written a piece on this which is well worth checking out if you are considering taking up an unpaid position anywhere.  Click here to read Rebecca’s advice:

http://www.mablaw.com/2010/03/unsalaried-positions-whats-the-legal-position/

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