The Recruitment & Employment Confederation are supporting a call that unpaid shifts should be made illegal.
Last month, the Government cracked down on unpaid internships, although there were no prosecutions. Campaigners want the law to be tightened and for it to be made easier to report unpaid internships to HMRC.
This also entails illegal recruitment and assessment practices, such as ‘testing’ potential employees in the work environment, a method which some employers are using to get people to work for free.
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