ACAS guidance: Mental health in the workplace

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To coincide with the World Mental Health day on 10 October 2017, ACAS have published the following guidance: Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Workplace, available  here; Dealing with Stress in the Workplace, available here; and Managing Staff Experiencing Mental Ill Health, available here.
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ACAS Guidance: Gender reassignment & parents with ill babies

ACAS has issued new guidance on the following: Gender reassignment (available here) for employers to aid them in supporting non-binary or gender non-conforming employees at work. The guidance suggests a number of measures, including the introduction of clear policies on dealing with non-binary genders at work, the provision of quality diversity and equal opportunities training for…
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Government reforms (3): Gender Pay Gap – ACAS final guidance

What do we already know? We have been keeping you up to date on the Government’s proposals to introduce new gender pay reporting requirements and how our Gender Pay Gap Audit service can help you with this. For an overview of the reporting requirements see our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Gender pay –…
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New guidance (1): ACAS Guidance on Social Exclusion

ACAS has published Guidance, available here, that seeks to raise awareness of the cost of social exclusion in the workplace.  According to the Guidance, social exclusion at work can have a negative impact on employees’ performance levels, confidence and wellbeing. The Guidance provides recommendations as to how employers can limit the negative consequences. For example,…
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ACAS guide – Discrimination – Marriage and civil partnership

ACAS has issued guidance, available here, concerning marriage and civil partnership discrimination. The guide summarises the current legal protections and obligations under the Equality Act 2010. It also offers guidance to employers, employees and job applicants on how marriage and civil partnership discrimination can occur in the workplace, how it can be dealt with and…
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ACAS guide – Handling life-threatening conditions at work

ACAS has issued guidance, available here on how to deal with life-threatening conditions at work.  This is in order to support employers who manage staff that suffer from a long-term illness or life threatening condition. The guidance is published in light of recent studies that suggest that by 2020 47% of individuals will have been…
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Newsflash: ACAS guidance – line managers

ACAS has issued new guidance for line managers, Managing People, available here, which is a useful summary for managers about their role and explores some of the common issues that managers face, including key employment rights.  It helpfully provides various methods to improve managers’ people management, leadership and organisational skills.
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Government reforms (3): Apprenticeship & ACAS guide

ACAS has published a guide for workers that are new to work, available here. The guide is aimed at young people and includes information on employment rights for 16 and 17 year olds and information on apprenticeships. The guide also considers types of contract, the national minimum wage, training, sickness and social media.
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Newsflash: Government & ACAS guidance on national minimum wage & sex discrimination

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Calculating the minimum wage – updated Government guidance As we updated you in our March 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Spring changes – are you ready?, from 1 April 2016, the National Living Wage applies to workers aged 25 and over.The Government, BIS, has now updated their guidance, available here, on helping employers comply with…
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Newsflash: ACAS & Government guidance on apprenticeships & the levy

ACAS guide on employing young workers and apprenticeships:  ACAS have published a new guide, available here, to help employers manage and support young workers and apprentices. The guide: offers advice to employers on how to help young workers with the transition from education to work; gives advice to employers on recruiting and retaining apprentices or…
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