Responsibilities and Rights of Employees and Employers

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1. Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work. 1. List the aspects of employment covered by law The law in UK covers the following aspects: Minimum wage, Hours worked, Discrimination, Health and safety, Holiday entitlements, Redundancy and dismissal, Training, Disciplinary procedures, Union rights and consultation, among many others. Labour law covers the deal between employee and employer, Health and safety cover the work conditions, and minimum wage and other law set basic compensation levels. Within our area of work we also have the Disability Act, Manual Handling Operations and Regulations, Data Protection Act, The Medicine Act, General Social Care Council code 2001, RIDDOR 1995 and more. 2. List the main features of current employment legislation Pay Being paid and payslips Company sick pay rights Performance-related pay Employment contracts and conditions Contracts of employment Changes to employment conditions Breach of contract The National Minimum Wage The National Minimum Wage rates Calculating the National Minimum Wage: the basics Help getting paid the National Minimum Wage Time off and holidays Annual leave and holidays Time to train, request time at work to learn new skills Time off for dependants Working hours Working time limits /the 48-hour week/ Rest breaks Overtime Flexible working Te right to request flexible working Working form home Part-time work Sickness absence Time off for sickness Statement of Fitness for Work /fit note/ How work can keep you healthy Business transfers and takeovers Employment protection during business transfers and takeovers Transfers of employment contracts 3. Outline why legislation relating to employment exists To ensure a more cost efficient and safer working environment. There is an increasing responsibility
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