Employment rights

Looking for a job, holding a job offer or having problems/questions about your current employment? We’ve included some information and advice below on how to protect your employment rights.

Guide to Employment Rights

The SRC have produced a Guide to your Employment Rights which can help you find your way around all this. Updated 2013

If the booklet does not answer all of your questions, or just for more information, please contact The Advice Centre or drop in during opening hours.

National Minimum Wage

Most workers in the UK over compulsory school leaving age are legally entitled to be paid at least the minimum wage and all employers have to pay it to you if you are entitled to it.

There are different levels of minimum wage, depending on your age. The rates from 1 October 2014 are:

  • £6.50 – the main rate for workers aged 21 and over
  • £5.13 – the 18-20 rate
  • £3.79 – the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
  • £2.73 – apprentices under 19 or in their first year of apprenticeship.