Ontemporary Developments in Employment Relations

1. Identify and explain the labour market, giving at least two examples of how it is regulated and, using trend data and evidence, evaluate how it has changed over recent years.
Guidance:
Candidates should define the labour market (buyers and sellers of labour power) and discuss at least two examples of different forms of labour market regulation. Typical examples include: national minimum wage; working time; maternity/paternity leave; health and safety; race and/or sex discrimination; information and consultation.

Candidates should also show use of appropriate data sources about labour market changes. Examples include the likes of the Labour Force Survey (LFS), WERS surveys, reports by government departments (for example BIRR) or CIPD survey data. The types of changes may include: increased female labour force participation; increases in part-time, casual, temporary jobs; older workers etc.

Referencing Requirements:
Labour Force Survey (LFS),
WERS surveys,(copy attached)
reports by government departments (for example BIRR)
CIPD survey data

Ontemporary Developments in Employment Relations

You are required to prepare a briefing paper for newly appointed managers that:
-assesses the impact of two recent developments in individual employment rights. Candidates should address the impact of two recent/contemporary developments in individual employment law rights (for example, working time; paternity or adoptive leave introduces new obligations for managers and new rights for individual employees).

Referencing Requirements:
CIPD, ACAS, GOV.uk