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Level 2 Certificate in Business and Admin Unit 1

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


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).

Employer’s and employee’s name+ place of work
Date of commencement of employment
Duties and responsibilities (job title, description)

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

a) Health & Safety
b) Data Protection
c) Pay and Pensions

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

a) Pension
b) Pay
c) Employment rights and responsibilities

3. Identify a range of places where a person can find information on employment rights and responsibilities. You should identify at least two internal and two external sources of information.

- Line Managers
- Personnel Specialists
- Trade union representatives

- Libraries
- Citizen Advice Bureau
- Government
- Equality and Human Rights Commission

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

Help and support in the workplace can be received through representative bodies such as: trade unions and non-trade unions. In the UK, this is equally distributed between them.

These two bodies can help with such issues as health and safety at the workplace, pensions, collective redundancy or even the workforce agreement. The only exception is, that non-trade union representatives can't provide help to employees with union learning and collective bargaining issues.

Also, we have to remember that there are nine areas of statute where union (and in some cases non-union) representatives have statutory rights to paid time off to perform their duties and in some...


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