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Card & James' Business Law

Card & James' Business Law (4th edn)

Lee Roach
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date: 30 March 2023

p. 67726. Employment rights, and health and safetylocked

p. 67726. Employment rights, and health and safetylocked

  • Lee RoachLee RoachSenior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth


This chapter examines the employment rights provided by law to employees and workers. It explains that aside from the rights contained in the employment contract, the law provides employees with a number of free-standing rights. These include the right to a national minimum wage, rules relating to the transfer of undertakings, and the numerous family-related rights (for example, maternity and paternity leave/pay, adoption leave/pay, and shared parental leave/pay. This chapter also discusses the mandate for employers to protect the health and safety of their employees and the key provisions of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Working Time Regulations 1998.

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