Learn Unit 1, Section 4. Legislation

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1. Explain how staff are protected by health and safety laws
Employees must: •give employees sufficient breaks during the day •keep the maintenance of workplace temperatures •provide protection against dangerous substances
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2. Explain how staff are protected by the employment rights law
Employers must: •Allow female staff maternity leave •Provide a safe working environment •Give all employees at least 24 days of paid holidays •Not force workers to work over 48 hours a week •Allow staff to belong to a trade union.
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3. Explain how staff are protected by the equal pay and minimum wage laws
•A business must pay men and women the same. The equal pay act was passed in 1970. It says employers have to pay men and women the same if they have the same job.
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3. Cont. Explain how staff are protected by the equal pay and minimum wage laws
•Pay at least minimum wage. The minimum wage act states the minimum amount of money that a business must pay their staff. Varies with age.
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4. Explain how staff are protected by the discrimination laws
A business should not discriminate against anyone in the work place on the grounds of sex, race age or disability.
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2. Explain how staff are protected by the employment rights law

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Employers must: •Allow female staff maternity leave •Provide a safe working environment •Give all employees at least 24 days of paid holidays •Not force workers to work over 48 hours a week •Allow staff to belong to a trade union.

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3. Explain how staff are protected by the equal pay and minimum wage laws

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3. Cont. Explain how staff are protected by the equal pay and minimum wage laws

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Card 5

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4. Explain how staff are protected by the discrimination laws

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