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There are many laws, which affect employees and their rights within their job. At Sonora, the following laws protect employees:

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Sonora Foods Ltd. 2 Describe the main laws, which protect employees at work. Identify possible health and safety risks for employees in your chosen business. Describe the procedure for dealing with disputes. Identify official employee groups 2 Explain what the business does to protect the health and safety of its employees. Explain the purpose of the official employee groups. Explain how the business deals with disputes between the employers and employees 3 Evaluate how well the business protects the health and safety of its employees. Evaluate the contribution of the official employee group in implementing national working conditions. 4 Sonora Foods Ltd. Describe the main laws, which protect employees at work. Identify possible health and safety risks for employees in your chosen business. Describe the procedure for dealing with disputes. Identify official employee groups There are many laws, which affect employees and their rights within their job. At Sonora, the following laws protect employees: * The Equal pay Act 1970: States men and women should be paid the same wage and given equal working conditions for the same type of job. Sonora Foods abide to this and when every new employee is interviewed they are taken through this law. ...read more.

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2On entering the production floor all employees must thoroughly wash their hands with soap and hot water. This is to reduce the chance of bacteria entering into the production floor. The use of knives has been a problem with accidents happening to employees resulting in injuries. Sonora use large industrial walk-in freezers, this is a health and safety issue as employees could get trapped in the freezer. I will explain how Sonora Foods deals and sets out safety procedures to protect their employees and keep the condition of the tortillas safe for human consumption in level two. There is certain procedure which employees and managers must use if they wish to make a complaint or notify of a dispute. The first step is for the employee to discuss their problem/complaint with the manager in charge. The manager will try and resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If the manager is unable to resolve the problem, then directors will be notified of the issue. In severe cases, the employee may be subject to the disciplinary process. This starts with a verbal warning leading to a written warning, then a final written warning then dismissal of the employee. ...read more.

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* When employees enter the production floor they are required to wash their hands thoroughly. To further make this more effective, Sonora has made the following changes. To turn on the hot water tap employees must use their knee to lean on a button. This is more effective as the employees' hands don't touch anything when turning the tap on and off. This reduces the chance of bacteria entering the production floor, which could lead to food poisoning or illness to their customers. * Sonora always has at least one qualified first-aider on site at all times. There is also a first aid room within the premises. * In certain areas of the factory there is machinery which make a lot of noise. Sonora issue protective ear plugs to the employees working in that area. Evaluate how well the business protects the health and safety of its employees. Evaluate the contribution of the official employee group in implementing national working conditions. 1 Taken from http://www.dti.gov.uk/lowpay on 24th January 2005. 2 Research taken from a visit to Sonora Foods Production Factory on October 28th 2004. 3 All research in bullet points taken from a visit to Sonora Foods Production Factory on October 28th 2004. ?? ?? ?? ?? David Holmes 1 ...read more.

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