Company Matters

The risks run by taking on unpaid staff

12th March, 2011

QUESTION

I recently set up my own business and have been advised that it might be a good idea to take on junior personnel on unpaid work placements.

As ours is a small company, we can provide good, hands-on experience. However, I am unsure whether or not taking on people without pay could expose us to legal risks. What is your advice?

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