ERR Task A

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ERR Task A

  1. 1. Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health & Social Care Settings Task A
  2. 2. Aims and Objectives for this session List the aspects of employment covered by law. List the main features of employment legislation. Outline why legislation relating to employment exists. Identify sources and types of information and advice available in ERR.
  3. 3. Employment Law and Regulations Equality Act 2010 Employment Act 2008 Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 Employments Rights Act 1996 National Minimum Wage Act 1998 Working Time Directive and Working Time Regulations 1998 Equal Pay Act 1970 updated 1983 Human Rights Act 1998
  4. 4. Main features of employment legislation Equality Act 2010 Ensures consistency in what is needed to make the workplace a fair environment Gives us protected characteristics Employers may need to review or change their policies and practices Encompasses other legislation – Disability, Age & Sex Discrimination Acts. Guidelines on Redundancy
  5. 5. Main features of employment legislation cont….. Employment Act 2008 Builds on the Employment Rights Act 1996 Sets out new guidelines on disciplinary and grievance procedures Gives employers a code of practice to work too Sets out national minimum wage rates and details who is entitled to them including the rates
  6. 6. Main features of employment legislation cont….. Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 Imposes duties on employers and employees to Make the workplace safe Identify hazards and prevent risks Ensure equipment & machinery is safe Follow working Methods / set up emergency plans Provide a Health & Safety Policy Safe Handling/Risk Assessment Providing supervision and training Substances ~ safe use, storage and handling Taking care of your own safety Not putting colleagues at risk
  7. 7. Main features of employment legislation cont….. Employment Rights Act 1996 Sets out guidelines on contracts of employment and gives you the right to have a contract Gives you a right to have a pay statement Right to time off work for public duties Right to time off work for sickness Maternity rights Termination of employment Redundancy rights
  8. 8. Main features of employment legislation cont….. Working Time Directive and Working Time Regulations 1998 gives you a minimum right to: Work no more than 48 hour per week Minimum daily rest periods (11 hours in every 24hours) Weekly rest periods (24 hours every 7 days) Rest breaks at work (20 minutes if you work more than 6 hours) Paid annual leave (4 weeks per year after 13 weeks of employment) 16 – 18 year olds are entitled to longer rest periods
  9. 9. Sources of information to help with employment rights and legislation Colleagues – higher managers Books Journals Internet -Websites including www.direct.gov.uk www.hse.gov.uk www.acas.org.uk www.legislation.gov.uk www.businesslink.gov.uk Local councils Company advisors Citizens Advice Bureau Trade unions
  10. 10. WELL DONE • You have now met the learning outcomes for task A. • Now please go on and complete the short quiz • Once you have completed the quiz please complete the assignment for task A – print it off and give it to your personal tutor

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