New ACAS Guidance on Overtime Rules

What is Overtime? Overtime is defined as hours that an employee has worked for, over and above their regular full time working hours. If an employee works fixed working hours, any additional amount of time worked can be considered as overtime. An employer may request overtime to meet with increasing demand for their services. For … Read more

Conduct dismissals

Dismissing an employee by citing gross misconduct should be the last resort for an employer. A dismissal is said to occur when an employer terminates the employee’s contract. Just as formal disciplinary actions become necessary only after the informal methods fail to resolve the problem, an employee should be dismissed only after none of the … Read more

What is the ACAS Code?

ACAS, otherwise known as the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, is a Crown non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom’s Government. It serves the purpose of improving work-life across organisations by promoting and facilitating strong industrial relations practice. ACAS strives to achieve this through various media like arbitration and mediation. Above all, ACAS serves to … Read more

What is ACAS?

What is ACAS? The government funds a free Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) to help resolve disputes between employers and their employees. Perhaps more widely known for its role in high profile disputes such as negotiating with parties in strike situations – ACAS can also be accessed by individuals, legal representatives and employers. With a remit to … Read more

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