Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations Essay

3171 Words Apr 19th, 2013 13 Pages
Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations

Page 1 – Contents Page

Page 2 - Describe 4 factors, 2 internal and 2 external, which impact on the employment relationship

Types of Work Contract and employment status

Examples of legislation that impact on peoples working hours

Page 3 -Examples of legislation that impact on peoples working hours

Four ways in which the legal system supports working parents.

Page 4 - 2 reasons why it is important to treat employees fairly in relation to pay

Concepts of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, Harassment and Victimization the equalities legislation that relates to each

Page 5 - Psychological Contract

Fair and unfair
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The legislation covers many different aspects below are just a few.

Employee Holidays
Most employees, whether part-time or full-time are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks of paid annual leave. More annual leave may be agreed as part of an employee’s contract. A week of leave should allow workers to be away from work for a week - i.e. it should be the same amount of time as the working week. If a worker does a five-day week, he or she is entitled to 28 days leave. If he or she does a three-day week, the entitlement is 16.8 days leave. If a worker's employment ends, he or she has a right to be paid for the leave time due and not taken. Paid public holidays can be counted as part of the statutory 5.6 weeks of holiday.

Rest Periods- Rest Breaks, Daily rest and Weekly rest
An employee is entitled to an uninterrupted break of 20 minutes when their working time is more than six hours. It should not be taken either at the start, or at the end, of a working day. An adult worker is also entitled to one day off a week, this can be averaged over 2 weeks.

Working Hours
Employees cannot be forced to work more than a 48 hour week averaged out normally over a 17 week period. There are some jobs were this rule does not apply and there are also jobs were these rules are an absolute must. Employees can choose to opt out of this rule unless they are one of the listed professions that
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