ERR Booklet John Gregory
1.1 List the aspects of employment that are covered by law.
Health and Safety
Union Rights and Consultation
Redundancy and Dismissal of
1.2 List the main features of current employment legislation.
Employment Relations Acts 1999 and 2003
The Equal Pay Act of 1970
The National Minimum Wage
Safe Guarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
Equality Act 2010
Employment Act 2002
Flexible Working Regulations 2011
Employment Rights Act 1996
ERR BOOKLET John Gregory
1.3 Outline why legislation relating to employment exists.
It is important because it explains the rights of both employer and employee, providing them with the proper channels to follow in case their rights are violated. It also promotes equality in the work place and discourages exploitation.
1.4 Identify sources and types of information and advice in relation to employment responsibilities and rights.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Community Legal Advice
Access to Work
Additional Learning Support
Advice from trade unions and representative bodies.
ERR BOOKLET John Gregory
2.1 Describe the terms and conditions of your own contract
PLACE OF WORK - The place where my contract states I will carry out my main duties. I may also be required to work at other premises within the company group. START DATE - The day and date my employment commenced with the company. PERIOD OF NOTICE - This is the required length of time that my contact states I have to work before my employment ends. HOLIDAYS – The contract states the amount of paid holiday entitlement per annum. Holiday entitlement is accrued over a period of time worked. SICKNESS – This explains what I must do if I am sick before the start of my shift. It also explains the company sick procedure if I am going to be sick for a long period of time. SICK PAY – My contract states I am not entitled to company sick pay only statutory sick pay. PROBATIONARY PERIOD – Is the amount of time given to see if you are good enough to do the job.
2.2 Describe the information shown on you pay slip.
Net Pay – Wage received after all relevant deduction have been take. Gross Pay – The amount of money earned before any deductions. Pay Rate – The amount of money I will receive for every one hour worked National Insurance Number – This is my personal unique number, Used for collecting my National insurance contributions. This number is also required to gain employment. National Insurance Contributions – This is the amount of money myself and my employer pay towards certain public services.
ERR BOOKLET John Gregory 2.2 Cont:
Tax Code – My tax code is the number the Inland Revenue use to calculate how much tax I must pay on my earnings. Employee Number - My employee number identifies me to my employers for payroll purposes, this will change if I leave and take up employment with a different employer. PAYE Reference Number – Tells which tax office I belong and identifies me and my employer to them. This number will change if I move employers and also if I move to being handled by a different tax office.
2.3 Describe the procedures to follow in the event of a grievance.
If I have grievance I should raise this with my supervisor. This should be done in confidence giving full details and sufficient time to consider the facts of the case and where appropriate take the relevant action. If my supervisor is not be able to resolve the grievance, the matter should be referred either verbally or in writing to the Manager. You can take the matter as high up the line you want until you feel the grievance has been dealt with. An employee is...
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