There are different internal and
external ways to source information on legal, regulatory and ethical
requirements. When starting a new job most businesses will give new staff a introduction
pack and company handbook, which provides an overview of the code of practice, policies
and other helpful information about the business meaning it should include information
on the businesses legal, regulatory and ethical requirements. Another internal
source of information is the HR department. The HR department is there to
provide advice and guidance, and in turn should be able to provide information
on information on legal, regulatory and ethical requirements.
Generally, the most accessible
source of information for anyone would be the internet. Using the internet
would allow anyone to find information on legal, regulatory and ethical
requirements from many sources including the official government website for up
to date, relevant acts and laws. The downside of accessing this information on
the internet is that there is a risk that the information could be outdated or
Internal sources of legal,
regulatory and ethical requirements are: the HR department and in the company
handbook as above. The HR department will hold private and confidential
information for each employee including their bank details, all of which will need
to be kept in a secure location whether it is in physical form or held securely
on a computer.
The HR department is responsible
for entering personal details when an employee first starts as well as
generating and giving the paperwork to collect this data, so they will be
familiar with most legal, regulatory and ethical requirements and should be
able to offer information regarding this. The company handbook will include all
the acts that the company must legally follow.
External sources such as the
government will provide information in different forms like helplines that can
be called and official websites that can be accessed at any time.