New Guidance Available – two new pieces of guidance have recently been issued:

New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary Procedures

The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures is supported by Discipline and Grievances at work: The Acas guide, which was updated in February 2019.

This guide provides best practice guidance for employers and will be taken into consideration in an employment tribunal situation.

New Guidance on Holiday Calculations

The Government have issued new guidance on how to calculate holiday pay for workers whose hours and/or pay are not fixed.

This is a useful guide and reference point with some detailed explanations.

It also refers to the changes announced for April 2020, when the reference period for calculating holidays will increase from 12 weeks to 52 weeks. This change is designed to even out the seasonal variation in pay for many casual workers.

Paula Fisher.

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If you feel that you need guidance or advice on this matter, please call Practical HR on 01702 216573 or email Paula on the above.