Legislations and Regulations in Sport

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Legislations and Regulations in Sport Over the past 30 years the sport industry has been increasingly effected by legislations and regulations to protect and ensure the safety of people involved in sport. These regulations apply to people in sport places and sports grounds. The regulations are not only in place to protect sportsmen but to also ensure the safety and equality of staff, spectators or anyone else involved in sports places. The Health & Safety At Work Act 1974. The law imposes a responsibility on the employer to ensure safety at work for all their employees. Much of the law regarding safety in the work place can be found in the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974. Employers have to take reasonable steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work. Failure to do so could result in a criminal prosecution in the Magistrates Court or a Crown Court. Failure to ensure safe working practises could also lead to an employee suing for personal injury or in some cases the employer being prosecuted for corporate manslaughter. As well as this legal responsibility, the employer also has an implied responsibility to take reasonable steps as far as they are able to ensure the health and safety of their employees is not put at risk. So an employer might be found liable for his actions or failure to act even if these are not written in law. An employer should assess the level of risk as against the cost of eliminating that risk in deciding whether they have taken reasonable steps as far as they are able. The employer's responsibility to the employee might include a duty to provide safe pl... ... middle of paper ... ...Monday in May, the first Monday in June, the first Monday in August, the last Monday in October, Christmas Day and St. Stephen's Day). In respect of public holidays, an employee must be given either a paid day off on that day, a paid day off within a month of the day, an extra day's annual leave, or an extra day's pay, all of which are at the option of the employer. Sunday work If required to work on a Sunday, there are provisions requiring particular compensation to employees. Those not covered by the Act You are not covered by the rest and maximum working time rules if you're a member of the Defence Forces, the Garda Siochana, a junior hospital doctor, a transport employee, if you work at sea, if you control your own working hours or if you are a friendly employee working on a farm or private house.
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