Responsibilities and rights of employees and employers

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Responsibilities and rights of employees and employers
1. Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work.

1.1 List the aspects of employment covered by law
The law in UK covers the following aspects:
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 cover the work conditions, and minimum wage and other law set basic compensation levels.
Within our area of work 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.

1.2 List the main features of current employment legislation
Being paid and payslips
Company sick pay rights
Performance-related pay
Employment contracts and conditions
Contracts of employment
Changes to employment conditions
Breach of contract
The National Minimum Wage
The National Minimum Wage rates
Calculating the National Minimum Wage: the basics
Help getting paid the National Minimum Wage
Time off and holidays
Annual leave and holidays
Time to train, request time at work to learn new skills
Time off for dependants
Working hours
Working time limits /the 48-hour week/
Rest breaks
Flexible working
Te right to request flexible working
Working form home
Part-time work
Sickness absence
Time off for sickness
Statement of Fitness for Work /fit note/
How work can keep you healthy
Business transfers and takeovers
Employment protection during business transfers and takeovers
Transfers of employment contracts

1.3 Outline why legislation relating to employment exists
To ensure a more cost efficient and safer working environment. There is an increasing responsibility for employers to protect the health and safety of their employees. To protect workers,

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