Government reforms (5):  ACAS Guidance – Fire and rehire

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What do we already know? The practice of fire and rehire (also known as ‘dismissal and re-engagement’) is a way in which an employer can change terms within employees’ contracts of employment by giving notice to terminate and offering re-employment on new terms. This strategy is generally used as a last resort where the change…
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Government reforms (3): ACAS Guidance – Care home vaccinations

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The guidance encourages consultation with recognised trade union or employee representatives, which should cover (among other things): What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2021 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Coronavirus (Covid-19): Mandatory vaccinations for care home staff that the Government announced that from October 2021 anyone working in a registered care home providing…
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Government reforms (4): ACAS report – Fire and rehire

What do we already know? The practice of fire and rehire (also known as ‘dismissal and re-engagement’) is a way in which an employer can change terms within employees’ contracts of employment by giving notice to terminate and offering re-employment on new terms. This strategy is generally used as a last resort where the change…
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New Guidance – 1. ACAS Guidance: Menopause at work

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World Menopause Day took place on Friday 18 October 2019 and ACAS took the opportunity to publish new guidance (available here) to help support staff who are affected by menopause symptoms at work. As well as guidance for employers, there are also tips for workers on how to raise any concerns. Key points include: Create…
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ACAS Guidance: Neurodiversity in the Workplace

ACAS has published guidance (available here) to help employers learn about neurodiversity and to suggest changes that can be made in the workplace to better support ‘neurodivergent’ staff. ‘Neurodiversity’ refers to the way an individual’s brain works and interprets information.  ‘Neuro-normal’ or ‘neuro-typical’ was originally coined in the autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) community for someone…
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Government reforms (2): ACAS Guidance – Age discrimination at work

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ACAS has published guidance (available here) on age discrimination. The guidance includes how age discrimination can happen in the workplace, how to prevent it, and how different treatment because of age can be allowed in very limited circumstances. The guidance explains situations where employers are at risk of ageism and how to avoid discriminating against…
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ACAS guidance: Performance management

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ACAS has published new advice (available here) providing ‘top tips’ for employers on how to fairly treat their staff. The new advice comes after research reveals that only 1 in 4 organisations adapt performance management processes to consider staff with disabilities and conditions such as dyslexia and autism. The research also highlights that 1 in…
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ACAS guidance: Job references

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ACAS has published new guidance on job references (available here), which helps clarify the rules around employment references for employers and employees.  While ACAS has previously given limited guidance on employment references in its advisory booklet on recruitment and induction, this is its first comprehensive guidance tailored to employers, particularly on more complex issues such…
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ACAS Guidance: Overtime and Suspensions

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ACAS has published two new sets of guidance for employers, on overtime and suspensions, available here. Overtime:  the guidance highlights the importance of setting out terms relating to it in employment contracts or staff handbooks. It urges both employers and workers to keep detailed records of the amount of overtime worked and how much time…
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ACAS guidance: World Cup football

ACAS guidance: World Cup 2018
ACAS has published guidance (available here) for employers on how to manage potentially difficult situations throughout the course of the World Cup. The guidance advises employers on several issues, including offering flexible working options, social media use and drinking alcohol at work.
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