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201 Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Task A – Short Answer Questions

Ai: Imagine you are a newly appointed supervisor/manager within your service. You need to update your staff handbook to reflect current employment law. Identify three different sources of information you could use to enable you to do this. The existing hand book, changes in the law since the last update, latest health and safety requirements. Once you have identified a reliable source of information:

Aii
List three aspects of employment covered by law.
My contract and working hours, my rights at work, holidays and time off. List three main features of current employment legislation. Minimum wage, Health and Safety policy, Training

Aiii Briefly outline why employment law exists.
To oversee the workplace safety and standards, fair wages, retirement and pensions, employee benefits, to name but a few. Employment law deals with both the employer and the employee’s actions, rights and responsibilities, as well as their relationship with one another.

Task B Your work role
For this task you will need the following:

• A copy of your contract of employment or employment agreement. If you don’t have a written contract of employment eg if you are employed as a personal assistant, discuss your terms and conditions with your employer and make notes to help you to complete the task;

• A recent payslip or pay statement;

• Access to your workplace policies and procedures or notes from a discussion with your employer if you are employed as a personal assistant.

Bi Describe the terms and conditions of your employment as set out in your contract of employment or employment agreement. Job description - defining the role, responsibility level. Entitlement - rate of pay, holiday entitlement, retirement and ill-health benefits, bonus/overtime rates, uniform and/expenses allowances....
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