BSBSMB407.docx - QUESTION 1 There are a number of key provisions of relevant legislation and regulations from all levels of government that may affect

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QUESTION 1 There are a number of key provisions of relevant legislation and regulations from all levels of government that may affect aspects of business operations, such as: anti-discrimination legislation ethical principles codes of practice privacy laws health and safety legislation consumer law financial legislation, credit procedures legislation and regulations Why is it necessary to have a working knowledge of the legislation involved in business? (100–150 words) In modern society nowadays, both the proprietors and the employees must know about and comprehend the legal requirements. In other words, legal requirements for the bosses and workers in here which means that being aware and understanding industrial laws are extremely significant for both the proprietors and employees. Industrial laws require people to be treated equally. The laws of various countries require that in employment, in purchaser transactions and in political participation people must dealt with on an equal foundation regardless of ethnicity, sex, race, religion and nationality. Understanding industrial laws is important for the proprietors because it assists the managers or proprietors of a company in advertising a position, the arrangements for employing a new employee, the data sought form a forthcoming employee and the conduct of an interview. QUESTION 2 What is the aim of health and safety legislation and what responsibilities does it place on employers? What records need to be kept under health and safety legislation? (100–150 words)
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Obviously, if a workplace is not compliant with WHS legislation, then negative effects are liable to appear. Negatives such as prosecution and fines, harmful publicity, injured workers, fatalities, disabled workers, lower worker morale, lost production time and rising workers compensation cost. WHS compliance is particularly important for a PCBU and its officers because under the WHS Act: - An Officer must exercise due diligence to ensure that the PCBU complies with any duty or obligation they have under the WHS Act. But PCBUs and Officers are not always in the workplace where the action is. An effective way of dealing with this is for a PCBU or Officer to obtain a review of the state of WHS compliance in their workplace at regular intervals. QUESTION 3 What are industrial awards and issues covered by them? (100–150 words) In general, an award applies to employees in a particular industry or occupation and is used as the benchmark for assessing enterprise agreements before approval. Fair Work Australia has responsibility for making and varying awards in the national workplace relations system. In general, an award applies to employees in a particular industry or occupation and is used as the benchmark for assessing enterprise agreements before approval.
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