201 Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children and young people’s settings
Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work Assessment Criteria
List the aspects of employment covered by law
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 laws cover the work conditions, and minimum wage and other laws set basic compensation levels. 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
the spectrum of employment law in the UK covers three main areas. Employment Rights, Equalities and Discrimination law... and Health and safety legislation. Although Equalities and Health and safety have meaning in other areas of life... both bodies of law feature measures relating to employment to a significant degree.
Outline why legislation relating to employment exists
To regulate the relationship between employers and their employees, to establish minimum standards and equality of treatment for all workers. to protect all workers, employers. 4.
Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and rights Talking to people – manager, head office or human resources. Internet – ditrectgov.uk
Leaflets – available from the internet
From all of the above I can get information on different things relating to my job or more e.g national minimum wage, what I can do if I feel I have be miss treated, etc. these have been known to be very useful.
Understand agreed ways of working that protect own relationship with employer Assessment Criteria
Describe the terms and conditions of own contract of employment The terms and conditions are the date my employment started and how many hours of work I will doing (40.25). It states where my place of work will be ferfoot care home Chippenham. It includes the rate of pay which is paid on a monthly basis in arrears, holiday entailment, sick pay, holiday pay and whether or not a pension scheme exists. It says what my job title is health care assistant and what my duties are, and how I will be expected to carrier them out. It also includes the length of notice to terminate the employment contract which is required to be given by both sides.
Describe the information shown on own pay statement.
Every pay statement must include this important information. It has the amount of my wage before deductions, then my wage after deductions. It contains individual amount of any fixed deduction (e.g. pension.). Also the individual amount of any variable deductions such as tax and n.i. and the amount I have paid. It also includes employee number to identify individuals on the payroll. Company name to show where I work. Date of pay The date your pay should be credited to your bank account. Tax code It is the code that tells your employer how much tax-free pay you should get before deducting tax from the rest. If the code is wrong, you could end up paying too much or too little tax. N.I. number you have to have an NI number to work in the UK. You have the same NI number throughout your whole life – even if you change your name. It is your personal number for the whole of the social security system. It’s used to make sure all your contributions are recorded properly, and helps to build up your entitlement to state benefits – like a pension. Department. Payment method (BACS) to show how I am being paid.
Describe the procedures to follow in event of a grievance
If I were to have any...
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