Essay Business and Administration

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Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment


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Name: Malcolm Hickman

Section 1 – Know the employment rights and responsibilities of the employee and employer

1. Identify four main points that would be included in a contract of employment. If possible, use an example contract to support your answer (feel free to obscure any confidential information).

When you working more than 2 month you have right to receive details of your terms and conditions of employment in writing. It must include:
Company Name: NHS
Place of work:
Employee Name:
Duties and responsibilities
Hours of work

My contract also shows the following:
Contract of employment
Job Title:
Salary: £xxxx per year paid monthly
Contract Commencement date:
Permanent term contract
Contracted Hours
Position Based:
Holiday Entitlement: days per year
Sick leave
Disciplinary procedures:
Confidentiality agreement

2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.

Pay and national minimum wage act 1998

There is lots of legislation about employee pay. Some of the main legislation
I ncludes: • The Equality Act 2010 contains measures to protect women from being paid less than men for doing the same job.

• The National Minimum Wage Act 1998 introduced a national minimum wage to prevent very low pay. Generally the minimum wage rises every year.

• The Working Time Regulations entitle employees to a minimum of 5.6 weeks' paid leave (pro rata – depending on your hours worked) per year. Bank holidays can be included in or excluded from this amount.

• As an employee, you are entitled to an itemised pay statement that shows gross pay, deductions and take home pay. There are rules on what can and cannot be deducted by an employer. There is also legislation about pay for people on maternity/paternity leave.

Finally, there are laws relating to redundancy and the right to receive redundancy pay for people with two or more years’ continuous service.

Data protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 in essence means that there are laws regarding storage of and use of personal data. This includes data that could be used on computers or in structured paper files. Highlighted below are the rules that govern this law. Businesses must ensure that when processing personal data they keep should • At all times be Secure • Only kept for the time that is necessary • Adequate, relevant & not excessive • Accurate and up to date • Processed fairly and lawfully • Processed for limited purposes • Processed in line with the rights of individuals • Processed in line with the rights of individuals • Should not be sent to other countries without proper protection • You have the right to request any information that your employer has on you.

Health and safety at work act 1974

The basis of British health and safety law is the Health and Safety at Work.
The Act sets out the general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public and employees have to themselves

2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business