Employment rights and responsibilities
1) Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work.
1.1) List the aspects of employment covered by law.
Employers are not to discriminate against anyone with a different race whether you are black, white or even half cast, gender whether you are male or female, disability whether its a slight disability or one that effects the entire body or a learning difficulty, religion like catholic, Christian, Muslim, Jewish etc, age whether you are young or old an employer is not allowed to discriminate against you this is against the law.
National minimum wage regulations
There are different levels of National Minimum Wage which apply to you depending upon your age and whether you are an apprentice.
The current rates per hour (from the 1st October 2011) are:
£6.08 – the main rate for workers aged 21 and over
£4.98 – the rate for those aged 18-20
£3.68 – the rate for those aged 16-17
£2.60 – the rate for apprentices under 19 or aged 19 or over in the first year of
If you are of compulsory school age then you are not entitled to the National Minimum Wage.
Working time regulations
Working Time Regulations mean that adult workers cannot be forced to work more than 48 hours a week on average. You are able to work more than 48 hours per week, as long as this does not exceed an overall average of 48 hours per week over a 17 week period.
A normal working week, in which the 48 hour limit applies, can include the following:
* job-related training
* job-related travelling time (for example, if you are
* a sales representative)
* working lunches (for example, business lunches)
* time spent working abroad if you work for a
* UK-based company
* paid and some unpaid overtime
* time spent on call at the workplace (for example
* In a care setting or nursing setting).
You cannot claim...