Employment Legislation 1.1 Sick Pay; In the work area employees may be entitled to sick pay.
This means that when a person is ill they can get paid £88.45 pounds up to 28 weeks, after the 28 weeks is up it is unpaid leave, Sick pay starts when you have been ill for four days in a row, also you will need proof to show that you have been ill. 1.2 Main features of current employment legislation; Health & Safety; General responsibilities of employees at work is to take care for the health & safety of herself/himself or other people who could be affected by their acts. Employers must adhere with the acts;
They must maintain equipment and safe systems of work also ensure the property they have used are properly handled and stored, ensure the staff are aware of instructions provided by the manufactures.
safe place of employment safe working environment written risk assessment look out for health & safety of others
Criminal Records Bureau;
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) has been replaced by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
(DBS) provides a safer recruitment process, and prevents unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, this also includes children CRB checks are now called DBS checks. A DBS check is needed for;
fostering/adopting a child
working with children
working in healthcare Who can ask for a DBS?