List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.
Three main points that can have affect on employers are:
Data Protection: The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament which defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable living people. It is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK. Although the Act itself does not mention privacy, it was enacted to bring UK law into line with the EU data protection directive of 1995 which required Member States to protect people's fundamental rights and freedoms and in particular their right to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data. In practice it provides a way for individuals to control information about themselves. Most of the Act does not apply to domestic use, for example keeping a personal address book. Anyone holding personal data for other purposes is legally obliged to comply with this Act, subject to some exemptions. The Act defines eight data protection principles. It also requires companies and individuals to keep personal information to themselves.
Employment Law: UK employment laws make it essential for all employers to have access to the right legal and HR advice, support, and documents to use when dealing with their staff.
Every year thousands of hours of management time is taken up dealing with workplace disputes with employees and HR issues that have happened because employers fail to issue adequate contracts, don't use proper procedures when dealing with their employees and fail to seek professional advice before taking action.
UK employers need the correct employment law documents, advice and support to be able to comply with UK employment law and avoid costly and time-consuming disputes and issues which can often end up in Employment Tribunal claims.
All employers need to know how to deal with recruitment, promotion, dismissals, staff management,...
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