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The importance of written terms and conditions The contract of employment which contains the terms and conditions of employment must be given to anyone who starts a new job. They must be given within 2 months of starting the job. The contract of employment is important because it contains key information about your employment that you need to know such as you hours of work, the main terms and conditions of your employment, your pay and other benefits e.g. sick pay and holiday pay, the date you start your job and the name of your employer. The contract of employment is very important because it gives you a chance to see whether you agree with the terms and conditions of you employment before you begin the job. The main information that you should look out for in the contract are: Payment terms: This will state how much you get paid, the payment method and how often you get paid. There may also be extra information added to this such as the information about sick pay. This is important because the employer need to pay you a fair about of money. ...read more.


This means that if a fulltime worker receives 20 days paid leave then part time or temporary workers that work 50% of work hours should receive 10 days paid leave. Some employers may give more than 20 days paid leave this will be stated in the contract, as well any restrictions on holidays for example if the employer is busy at a certain time, holidays may not be allowed except with the permission from a senior manager. This part of the contract is important so that the employee knows how much days paid holiday they can receive. Leave arrangements: There are many different types of leave arrangements including: * Maternity leave: all pregnant women qualify for maternity leave for up to 26 weeks. Many of these women have the right to receiving a minimum wage during their maternity leave. Women who have worked with an employer for longer may receive additional unpaid leave. During the maternity leave the women stems and conditions must stay the same she should also be allowed to return to her job afterwards. If the job no longer exits she must be given a suitable alternative. If she is sacked then this would be classed as unfair dismissal * Paternity leave: nearly all working fathers can have up to 2 weeks paid leave after the birth of their partner's baby. ...read more.


Right to a trade union membership: If an employee knows about a trade union then he/she has the right to join the trade union or the right to refuse to join. An employee must be told about any trade unions that relate to them. However, it does not have to be written in the contract of employment. This is because this is a statutory right. Employers do not have to recognise trade unions but most do if the majority of the employee would prefer Compliancy with company policies/codes or behaviour: Most organisations have rules and policies regarding work. These include discrimination, harassment, bullying, and the use of IT equipment. Some employee may also have to follow a company dress code or codes of behaviour that relate to the dealing with customers Representing the organisation: All organisations are eager to keep their good name and reputation. They may do this by including a term in their contract that helps the employees do this. This will help the employee uphold standards and belief when dealing with external customers. Ethical behaviour: This means treating people fairly, honestly and not misleading people to try to make a sale. Many organisations have a code of ethics that all employees must follow this may be added in the contract of employment. ?? ?? ?? ?? BTEC first diploma in business unit 5 ...read more.

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