Page updated February 13, 2018

Concern over unpaid placements for students, third party recruiters

February 13, 2018

Deakin Student Legal Service is concerned about a rise in unpaid work for students and graduates, particularly where the worker is expected to pay a third-party recruiter for the placement.

In some cases, students have been expected to pay recruiters simply for attending interviews, and pursued for debts as a result.

A recent Buzzfeed article explores the legalities and implications of unpaid internships and working arrangements.

If you are a Deakin University student concerned about your employment or recruitment experience, please contact Deakin Student Legal Service to discuss the problem.

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