Apprenticeships: potential pitfalls

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In this article employment specialist Harriet Fear Davies explains why it is relevant to question whether an employee is an apprentice and if so, under which regime (s)he is employed i.e under common law agreement or under another form of apprenticeship agreement determined by statutory provisions. She sets out the different types of agreement and their potential effect on the ability to dismiss, and on damages.

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