Business and Admin Level 2

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). [1.1]

  * Employer’s/Employee’s Name (It’s important because it refers to the people concerned in case of disagreement or issues).
  * Start Date (It’s important because of problems that could arise from previous employer).
  * Employee’s Duties and Job Title (it’s important to know what is expected of you in case of disagreement).
  * Salary/Hours of Work (It’s important because you’ll be paid as much as it’s agreed and not to work more hours than agreed).

2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment. [1.2]

  * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  * Data Protection Act 1998 
  * Pay and Pension

2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment. [1.2]

  * Health and Safety at Work Act 19742.
  * Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  * Pay and Pension

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. [1.3]

There are internal sources of information about employment rights and responsibilities such as:
  * Line managers
  * Trade union representative
  *  Informed colleagues 
  * Documents held in organisation

Some external sources of information on employment right and responsibilities are:
  * Legal professionals.
  * Government
  * Libraries
  * Citizens Advice Bureau
  * Acas – This is an organisation to help prevent and resolve employment disputes.

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees. [1.4]

Representative bodies can support employees by informing and advising them on a range of problems that employee’s may be experiencing. They can offer assistance with...