Holly: Employment and Business Environment Essay

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Pages: 8

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

Assessment

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Name: Holly Johns

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).

Name of person employed
How many hours they are contracted to
Where they are employed
Salary

Below is an example of a contract of employment. Statement of main terms and conditions of employment Employer’s name: ABC Business Ltd
(Your employer's name. This will be the name of the business/organisation you will be working for) Employee’s name: C Jones
(Your name) Date of commencement of employment: 02 January 2012
(The date you start work with your employer) Main place of work: ABC Business Ltd, Unit 1, Long Drive, Longtown, AB12 3CD
(This is usually your employer's address) Job title: Credit controller
(The title of the job you are being employed to carry out) Duties and responsibilities: To send invoices and credit notes to customers and suppliers. You may be required to carry out other duties appropriate to your role.
(This is a brief description of what you will be doing in your role. The employer will sometimes state that sometimes you may be required to carry out other reasonable duties as required) Probationary period: 3 months
(This is the period of time you must work before your position of employment is confirmed. During the probationary period either you or your employer can terminate the contract by giving one week's notice) Hours of work: Your hours of work will be 37.5 hours a week.
(Here your employer confirms the number of hours you must work)
Salary: £15,000 per year
(Here your employer will state how much you earn. Sometimes it's stated in a yearly salary, but depending on your contract it can be stated as an hourly or daily rate) Pensions:
(Here you will be informed of your eligibility to join a company pension scheme) Holiday entitlement: The holiday year is from 1st January to 31st December. Your holiday entitlement must be taken during this period.
(Your employer should insert the full amount of holiday entitlement, which is worked out pro-rata according to your contract. 5.6 weeks per year is the minimum legal requirement) Sick leave: If you are ill and unable to attend work you should inform ABC Business Ltd as soon as possible to enable other arrangements to be made. You will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) on production of an Employee’s Statement of Sickness (form SC2) which must be completed for sick leave of more than three days or a medical certificate for sick leave of more than seven days. These forms must be sent directly to your manager.
(The employer sets out the arrangements for sick pay) Confidentiality: The business will hold personal information about you for personnel purposes. The business will comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.
(Many employers include a clause similar to this one in contracts) Disciplinary procedures: You are encouraged to resolve minor problems informally. More serious problems may result in the business taking disciplinary action as set out in the company handbook.
(You would be expected to read the company handbook and familiarise…