Legislation Leaflet

Topics: Human rights, Discrimination, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Pages: 4 (1505 words) Published: April 28, 2015

What is Legislation?
A set of rules and regulations with which a business has to comply. Main reasons for legislation are to:

Regulate the rights and duties of people carrying out business in order to ensure fairness Protect people dealing with business from harm caused by defective services Ensure the treatment of employees is fair and un- discriminatory Protect investors, creditors and consumers

Regulate dealings between business and its suppliers

It is important to recognise the main legislations that are set in place to protect us as an employer and you as an employee.


At Harbury Office Services we understand the importance of complying with legislation. We also have policies in place as a guide for how we deal with everything from day to-day operational problems to responding to requirements complying with legislation, regulation and codes of practice. All employees should be aware and clearly understand what the policy is trying to achieve.

A breach of a policy will be dealt with promptly and according to the procedures set out in the policy. The consequence of any breach will suit the severity of the breach – whether it be a warning, disciplinary action, summary dismissal, fines or jail.

Not complying with legislation can result in serious consequences for Harbury Office Services and you! It is therefore important that we keep up to date.
The Employment Rights Act 1996
The act covers a broad range of employment issues with regard to anti-discrimination. Subsequently amended by the Employment Relations Acts of 1999 and 2003, it provides a range of contractual rights for employees, including: entitlement to an itemised pay statement

entitlement to the National Minimum Wage
that the terms and conditions of work must be set out in writing protection against unfair dismissal at work.
The Employment Act 2002
The act contains new rules on maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay,...
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