Employment Rights . Ius Laboris provides expert guidance to employers on their obligations towards employees in the event of individual dismissals.
Labor rights or workers’ rights are a group of legal rights and claimed human rights having to do with labor relations between workers and their employers, usually obtained under labor and employment law. In general, these rights’ debates have to do with negotiating workers’ pay, benefits, and safe working conditions. One of the most central of these rights is the right to unionize. Unions take advantage of collective bargaining and industrial action to increase their members’ wages and otherwise change their working situation. Labor rights can also take in the form of worker’s control and worker’s self management in which workers have a democratic voice in decision and policy making. The labor movement initially focused on this “right to unionize”, but attention has shifted elsewhere.
Belgian employment policy is based on consultation between the social partners. This kind of collaboration between employers and workers has resulted in a dynamic, flexible and protected workforce (Belgian workers enjoy excellent protection from unemployment and illness). Social consultation offers multiple benefits, …
Employment law covers all rights and obligations within the employer-employee relationship — whether current employees, job applicants, or former employees. Because of the complexity of employment relationships and the wide variety of situations that can arise, employment law involves legal issues as diverse as discrimination, wrongful termination, wages and taxation, and workplace safety. Many of these issues are governed by applicable federal and state law. But, where the employment relationship is based on a valid contract entered into by the employer and the employee, state contract law alone may dictate the rights and duties of the parties.
Employers are responsible for ensuring that all their employees receive certain basic employment rights. These rights are governed by detailed employment legislation. If you employ people or are setting up a business that will employ people you need to be familiar with your responsibilities and your employees’ rights.
Employment status: Worker – GOV.UK
Workers are entitled to certain employment rights, including:
getting the National Minimum Wage
protection against unlawful deductions from wages
the statutory minimum level of paid holiday
the statutory minimum length of rest breaks
to not work more than 48 hours on average per week or to opt out of this right if they choose
protection against unlawful discrimination
protection for ‘whistleblowing’ – reporting wrongdoing in the workplace
to not be treated less favourably if they work part-time