CIPD 3MER Essay example

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An employment relationship describes the dynamic, interlocking economic, legal, social and psychological relations that exist between individuals and their work organizations. Palgrave Macmillan (2013), Glossary [online] Available at: <> [Accessed 17th September 2013]. Factors that impact on this relationship both have a detrimental effect to the running of a business. I will focus on two internal and two external. These being:
Internal - Collective Bargaining:
Collective bargaining is a process of negotiations between employers and a group of employees aimed at reaching agreements that regulate working conditions. The interests of the employees are commonly
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An example would be a specialist employee for a project or a person covering maternity leave. Fixed term workers get the same pay and conditions as permanent staff, the same or equivalent benefits package, information about permanent vacancies in the organisation and protection against redundancy or dismissal after a 12 week period. Fixed Term workers have the right not to be unfairly dismissed after 2 years’ service. 4 year qualifing period as ‘temporary’.

Other types of work contracts include Casual, Agency and 0 hours. Determining an individuals employment status is important as it helps determine their rights, and their employer’s responsibilities. It also determines the charge to tax on income, and the class of Nation Insurance Contributions, which are to be paid.

Employee Holidays
The statutory right to annual leave is covered under section 13,2,C of the Working Times Regulations 1998. This is currently 5.6 weeks and is inclusive of public or bank holidays. It benefits the employee with a healthy work/life balance as well as benefiting the employer due to reduced ill-health and absenteeism.

Rest Periods
Rest periods are covered by Working Times Regulations 1998, section 10 and it is said that “an adult worker is entitled to a rest period of not less than eleven consecutive hours in each 24-hour

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