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Nabeel Arshad Ao6 Ao6: Explain how the changes of the working environment affect employee relations. Changes in the working environment Legislative Change Legislation is what keeps employees from protecting their right and also make sure that businesses cannot discriminate them as well as abuse them such as making them work for more than 48 hours which is a violation of the Working Time Directive. Legislation will effect more people than the employees, I will make sure that the employees get paid the correct amount for the work that they do, legislation will also make sure that large businesses such as fast food take away like Papa John's do not own more than 25% under the Monopolies and Merger Act 1965 because it will make it harder for smaller businesses to get establish into that market. Legislation also makes sure that the customers but the products that the business described and for that price under the Trades Description Act. Not only legislation effect every person in that certain country, it is also updated to make sure that the legislation is suitable for that time and because times change, it common that new Acts will be created to make sure that the general public are safe such as the Terrorist Act 2006. A good example of an act being violated is what happened in 1996 when a bakery firm known as Harvestime Bakers violated the Health and Safety at work Act and two of their employees were killed. What happened was that the large rolling oven that made the bread for the outlets began to malfunction and the supervisor made two of Harvestime Bakers technicians to try to fix the problem when though they did not have all the information and training to fix an oven as big as the one that had the problem. The two employees were still told to fix the oven, even though it was turned off, the oven was not cooled down and because of the shape of the oven ...read more.


The national government makes laws and by laws but in most cases, it is the local council that enforce them in their area. They also make sure that the people that live in their region do not break any laws and are treated fairly. Some of the power that they have is that they decide where to put parking, congestion charge areas in their location because they will know better than the national government on where to place them. The way that the local election will effect the working environment will depend on what the party says that they will do such as create more jobs which will mean that they have the opportunity create new businesses and working environments. They could also make it safer for the employees while they are at work by making sure that the certain laws such as the health and safety act is taken into consideration by the business. National Government The government is a body of people that govern a country by making laws, powering authorities such as the police to enforce the laws and sets new laws that would be ideal for a certain situation. It is similar to the local government but the biggest difference is that they do will affect the whole of the country unlike the local council which will only affect their community. Governments departments as well as Parliament make most of the laws with in the UK. Primary law is also known as statute law or Acts of Parliament. Parliament consists of the House of Commons, which is all of the MP's of different parties that have a seat in the house of Parliament. The MP must be elected in an area of UK in order to get a seat in parliament. Parliament also consists of The House of Lords, which is made up by lords that are either selected by the government. ...read more.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6163846.stm The second is when two companies come together to make one company often to achieve economies of their size. There is certain legislation that would affect the business and they include the Monopoly and Merger Act. This act basically makes sure that no business can own more than 25% of the market. For The Monopoly's and Merger Act is almost the same as the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1948, the reason why I believe this is because the business will have to make sure that they pass on cases to the MMC (Monopoly and Merger Commission) so that they could be investigated the business for any wrong doings. Both the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1948 and the Monopoly's and Mergers Act work on the same bases which are to prosecute monopoly business and to pass there cases to the MMC. A good example of a business that is being merged together is the two mobile phones companies Ericsson and Sony who in 2001 decided to merge into Sony Ericsson. One of the reasons why they have decided to merge together is because Sony recently entered the market and where unable to compete with the larger and more established companies such as Nokia and Motorola. The Company Ericsson had a similar problem because they have been in the market for a long time however, they were unable to cope with Nokia and Motorola who at the time had phones that were more advanced then their models and as a result, they decide to merge with Sony. Once the two businesses have merged together in this industry, they released their first phone in 2002 which was the first phone which was a T68m which had a various number of new technologies such as a colour screen and also the first phone to have Bluetooth. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/1513112.stm The affect that this example have had on the business is that because ...read more.

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