The Legal Environment

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Name the 2 categories of LAW in the UK labour market
> those relatng to individual employees/ > those that are collective and apply to groups
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Give some examples of INDIVIDUAL LABOUR LAWS
working time regulations 1998/ national min. wage 1998/ employment equality regulations 2006/ equalities act 2010
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Working Time Regulations Law 1998
- no longer than 48hrs per week and entitled to 4 weeks holiday per yr
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National Min. Wage 1998
£6.50 per hr
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Employment Equality Regulations 2006
cant discriminate on age - under age of 65 yrs
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Equalities Act 2010
9 protected characteristics: age, gener, sex orientation, diability, marital status, pregnancy
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When where Collective Labour Laws introduced?
1980 - Thatcher
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What are COLLECTIVE LABOUR LAWS?
group of laws - apply to the operation of industrial regulations and collective bargaining, activities of the trade unions
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Give examples of Collective Labour Laws
Employment Act 1980/ Trade Union Reform 1993/ employment relations act 1999
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Employment Act 1980
employees no longer obliged to negotiate with unions
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Employment Reations Act 1999
trade union membership of 50% + = can demand union recog
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What is Unfair Dismissal?
termination of a workers contract of employment without a legal reason ( if been in a job for more than a yr)
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Reasons why employees might be dismissed FAIRLY?
job no longer exists/ gross misconduct/ failing to carry out duties in a "satisfactory" manner/ substantial reason (end of a temp. contract)
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Health and Safety Legislation 1974
to discourage dangerous practices by businesses and to protect the workforce
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The govt has passed a seres of acts of Parliament designed to protect the environment. TWO ACTS ARE OF PARTICUALR IMPORTANCE:
The environmental protection act 1991 and the environment act 1995
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The environmental protection act 1991
requires businesses to minimise pollution
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The environment act 1995
the act established the environment agency which co - ordinates and overseas environmental protection
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EU & International Environmental Laws - areas include?
climate change/ air, water and land pollution/ waste management/protection of nature and biodiversity/ noise pollution
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How a business responds to a change in the law will depend on different factors, including?
type of bus' and corp objectives/ nature of legal change
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Give some examples of INDIVIDUAL LABOUR LAWS

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Working Time Regulations Law 1998

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National Min. Wage 1998

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