Business and Administration

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). [1.1]

1. Company name and place of work for example: Asda, Newgate lane.
2. Pay rate and hours worked for example: £6.80 p/h 20 hours p/w
3. Holiday entitlement and sick leave
4. Confidentiality and disciplinary procedures

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

1. Health and Safety
2. Data protection
3. Pay and Pensions

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

1. Pensions
2. Pay
3. Rights and responsibilites

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]

Line Managers
Books and documents held within the organisation
Trade union rep
Personnel specialists

Citizen’s advice
Web pages for example; Direct gov
Legal professionals

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

A trade union representative is a union member who represents and gives advice to colleagues when they have problems at work.
They can support an employee by-
• Discussing any concerns employees may have regarding their employer
• They can accompany you to disciplinary or grievance hearings with management.
• develop the best possible health and safety procedures with your employer