Tags: Acas

Tribunal fees here to stay as claims continue to fall

The latest Employment Tribunal claims statistics have been published this week showing that the dramatic fall in the number of Tribunal claims has continued. This comes not long after trade union Unison had their latest legal challenge to the new fees system rejected, with many believing that they are now here to stay, which must…

Acas publishes new advice to help employers brush up on recruitment and induction

Acas have launched two new free practical guides today to help employers and managers recruit and settle in staff. Over the past year, the most common recruitment-related issues dealt with by the Acas helpline were around disclosing information (such as a disability or criminal records), probation periods, and how to construct a job advert. And…

Parliament approves Acas changes to disciplinary code of practice

Acas has today published a revision to its code of practice concerning disciplinary and grievance issues in the workplace. The changes, described as ‘minor amendments’, relate to the sections around accompanying work colleagues to disciplinary or grievance meetings. A judgment made by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Toal v GB Oils clarified the…

Fiona Rushforth: What difference has Acas Early Conciliation made?

ACAS, the employment Advisory and Conciliation Service, last month issued its report on the first quarter’s figures for the new Early Conciliation procedure. Why was Early Conciliation Introduced? Early Conciliation was introduced on 6 April 2014. Its aim was increase the number of potential claims settled without being the need for a formal claim to…

Acas launches new TUPE guidance to help employers handle business transfers

Workplace expert, Acas, has launched new guidance to help the thousands of employers each year that deal with TUPE law when their businesses change hands to a new owner. The Transfer of Undertakings Regulations, or TUPE as they are commonly known, protect employees’ rights when the business or undertaking for which they work transfers to…

How will early conciliation affect the conduct of Tribunal claims?

From 6 April 2014, anyone wishing to issue an Employment Tribunal claim must first contact the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) to consider conciliation of their potential claim. If claimants do not contact ACAS to consider conciliation their Tribunal claim will be rejected; these are mandatory requirements for most types of Employment Tribunal claims.…

Acas urges employers to avoid tribunals by preparing for new National Minimum Wage

Workplace experts Acas are alerting employers about new National Minimum Wage rates that will come into force next week on Tuesday 1 October 2013. Last year there were 500 employment tribunal claims concerning the national minimum wage and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) also identified 736 employers who had failed to pay the wage. The new…