Category Archives: Case studies

Fashion Industry Cutting Ties with National Minimum Wage Law

Rights for Interns has just received a brand new report exposing NMW abuse in the fashion industry. This was written by three law finalists at the University of Warwick. Spokesperson Julie Mansuy told us that: “over the past six months we have undertaken a human rights project aimed at tackling the issue of unpaid internships […]

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Grayling defends new London work experience scheme – but are interns replacing paid employees?

Chris Grayling defended the Government’s position on work experience in a speech at the right-leaning think tank Policy Exchange on Tuesday, announcing a new project in London making young people do free work for their benefits, and criticising the “Polly Toynbee left” (a rather dismissive way of referring to all of us plus most other […]

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Court battle could spell good news for unpaid interns

Entertainment union BECTU recently helped one of their members to a landmark court victory, which could have wide implications for companies seeking to avoid paying interns. Here’s part of a report from Tribune Magazine in December 2009: Nicola Vetta’s dispute with London Dreams Motion Pictures, a film company which specialises in “rom-coms”, began as a […]

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