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Overview

This programme is designed for people who wish to learn how the law and regulation impact on the running of a business and who wish to develop policies and procedures which comply with current legislation.

The objectives of the course are to:

  • Describe the legal framework within which workplace law operates
  • Examine the legal framework in which employment of people operates
  • Analyse the impact of law on the relationship wit clients and customers
  • Understand the range of health and safety legislation which impacts on business operations

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. 

Modules

Unit 1 Introduction

  • The UK legal system and workplace law
  • Statute law
  • Common law
  • European law
  • Institutions associated with workplace law

Unit 2 Employing People and the Law

  • Recruiting staff and the law
    • The recruitment and selection process
      • Understanding the vacancy
      • Advertising
      • Application forms
      • Short listing
      • Interviews
      • Selection tests
      • Making a decision
      • References
      • Record keeping
      • Data protection
  • Retaining employees and the law
    • Employment status
    • An employment contract
    • Legislation relating to the employment of staff
      • Working hours
      • Family
      • Pay rights
      • The Equality Act
      • The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
      • Fixed Term Employment (prevention of less favourable treatment) Regulations 2002
      • Part time workers
      • Discrimination over membership and non-membership of unions
      • Data protection rights
      • Whistle blowing
      • Monitoring and surveillance of employees
  • Parting with employees and the law
    • The statutory dismissal and disciplinary procedure
    • Disciplinary Procedures
    • Dismissal
    • When to take disciplinary and dismissal actions
    • Redundancy
    • Business transfers
    • Standard Grievance procedure
    • Collective rights
    • Employee representation

Unit 3 Customer Relationships and the Law

  •  Creating a legally valid customer contract
    • Terms and conditions
    • Unfair terms in Customer Contracts Regulations 1999
    • Potential problems with goods and services
    • Rectifying a problem
    • Making a complaint
  • Creating a valid Business to Business Contract
    • Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
  • Distance Selling Regulations
  • The Doorstep Selling Regulations
  • E-Commerce Regulations 2002
  • The Consumer Protections from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  • The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008
  • Guarantees and warrantees
  • Product Liability
    • Consumer Protection Act 1987
    • Negligence
    • The General Product Safety Regulations 2005
  • Claiming in the small claims court

Unit 4 Health and Safety and the Law

  • Legal Framework
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • The Smoke-free Premises and Enforcement Regulations 2006
  • Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
  • The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989
  • Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
  • Noise at Work Regulations 1989
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
  • Enforcement of health and safety regulations

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds. Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. 

This programme is designed for people who wish to learn how the law and regulation impact on the running of a business and who wish to develop policies and procedures which comply with current legislation.

The objectives of the course are to:

  • Describe the legal framework within which workplace law operates
  • Examine the legal framework in which employment of people operates
  • Analyse the impact of law on the relationship wit clients and customers
  • Understand the range of health and safety legislation which impacts on business operations

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. 

Modules

Unit 1 Introduction

  • The UK legal system and workplace law
  • Statute law
  • Common law
  • European law
  • Institutions associated with workplace law

Unit 2 Employing People and the Law

  • Recruiting staff and the law
    • The recruitment and selection process
      • Understanding the vacancy
      • Advertising
      • Application forms
      • Short listing
      • Interviews
      • Selection tests
      • Making a decision
      • References
      • Record keeping
      • Data protection
  • Retaining employees and the law
    • Employment status
    • An employment contract
    • Legislation relating to the employment of staff
      • Working hours
      • Family
      • Pay rights
      • The Equality Act
      • The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
      • Fixed Term Employment (prevention of less favourable treatment) Regulations 2002
      • Part time workers
      • Discrimination over membership and non-membership of unions
      • Data protection rights
      • Whistle blowing
      • Monitoring and surveillance of employees
  • Parting with employees and the law
    • The statutory dismissal and disciplinary procedure
    • Disciplinary Procedures
    • Dismissal
    • When to take disciplinary and dismissal actions
    • Redundancy
    • Business transfers
    • Standard Grievance procedure
    • Collective rights
    • Employee representation

Unit 3 Customer Relationships and the Law

  •  Creating a legally valid customer contract
    • Terms and conditions
    • Unfair terms in Customer Contracts Regulations 1999
    • Potential problems with goods and services
    • Rectifying a problem
    • Making a complaint
  • Creating a valid Business to Business Contract
    • Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
  • Distance Selling Regulations
  • The Doorstep Selling Regulations
  • E-Commerce Regulations 2002
  • The Consumer Protections from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  • The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008
  • Guarantees and warrantees
  • Product Liability
    • Consumer Protection Act 1987
    • Negligence
    • The General Product Safety Regulations 2005
  • Claiming in the small claims court

Unit 4 Health and Safety and the Law

  • Legal Framework
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • The Smoke-free Premises and Enforcement Regulations 2006
  • Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
  • The Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989
  • Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
  • Noise at Work Regulations 1989
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
  • Enforcement of health and safety regulations

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds. Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. 

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