Err Workbook Essay

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ERR: Employment Rights and Responsibilities As part of your Apprenticeship/NVQ you need to learn and have an understanding about Employment Responsibilities and rights (ERR). This involves knowing about the laws relating to you and your employers responsibilities and rights in the work place. Why do you need to know about ERR? You need to know about laws that you and your employer have to follow. If you do not follow these laws you and your employer may end up in serious trouble. Therefore knowing about the law will protect your personal safety, your job and your employers business. If you know about these laws that relate to you as an employee, you will be confident in the work you are doing, but if something did go…show more content…
This is up 7p from the current rate, which is a 1.2% rise, it is smaller than last years 3.8% increase, even though the typical cost of living was soaring faster when this years basic wage rise was set, compared to last year. The development rate for 18-21 year olds increased to £4.83 an hour from £4.77 an hour. An increase of 1.3% The development rate for 16-17 year olds increased to £3.57 an hour from £3.53 an hour. An increase of 1.1%. From 1 October 2006, the Employment Equality (Age) regulations abolished the Older Workers Development Rate and remove the age limit on the apprenticeship exemption. Apprentices under the age of 19 are not entitled to the National Minimum Wage. Apprentices who are 19 or over and in the first 12 months of their apprenticeship are not entitled to the National Minimum Wage. Almost everyone who works in the UK is legally entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage. This is the case even if an employer asks a worker to sign an employment contract at a lower rate of pay. It isn’t necessary to be in full-time employment, or to work at an employer’s premises. For example, you’re entitled to receive the minimum wage if you’re: employed by an agency; a home worker ; a part-time worker ; a casual worker ; a pieceworker ; a worker on a short-term contract However, you are not entitled to receive the minimum wage if you’re: a worker under school leaving age

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