Employees, employers and the Government are increasingly looking to resolve workplace disputes early, avoiding the need for formal or legal processes. Mediation is proven to save time, money and stress, but the implementation of a fully integrated workp More...18 February 2013 12:22
Acas has today launched a consultation on a new code of practice for settlement agreements .
Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts that can be used to end an employment relationship on agreed terms.
The Government is set to in More...12 February 2013 13:02
The number of businesses using the conciliation service Acas for advice on employment law and good practice has risen, according to a survey released today.
The 2011 workplace employment relations study found there was a 29% increase in manag More...23 January 2013 13:58
The Government has launched a consultation on the early conciliation process, which will require prospective employment tribunal claimants to submit information about their claim to Acas before lodging a claim.
The mandatory use of early conciliati More...18 January 2013 09:51
Government sets out timetable for employment law changes
Friday 15 March 2013 14:42
The Government has set out a number of forthcoming legal amendments due to take place as a result of its employment law review, which set out to an More...02 January 2013 05:57
In unfair dismissal claims, employment tribunals take the "Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures" into account where relevant and may increase an award of compensation by up to 25% for an employer's unreasonable failure to More...17 November 2011 13:50
Acas has seen a 15% rise in demand for conciliation in large-scale disputes, such as those between unions and the British Airports Authority (BAA), the BBC and London Underground. The conciliation service's 2010/11 annual report showed that Acas had More...28 July 2011 00:00
Acas has welcomed the Government's proposal for potential employment tribunal claims to be referred for early conciliation, in its formal submission to the public consultation on resolving workforce disputes .
The Acas Council said that More...30 March 2011 14:07
No employer wants to go through a discipline and grievance process - they are time-consuming, potentially costly and can damage employee relations and reputation as well as the bank balance. However, many employers find themselves having to deal with th More...02 March 2011 16:49
Employers need to start planning how they are going to respond to the health and productivity challenges posed by an ageing working population, the conciliation service Acas has warned.
In a discussion paper on the future of the workplace , the org More...24 February 2011 15:26
Workplace disputes could be resolved earlier with greater understanding from union officials of how the collective conciliation process works, according to Acas.
The call came after an Acas survey of more than 1,000 trade union officials showed that More...11 November 2010 13:28
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
It’s a fact that workplace conflict costs money, causes disruption, increases absence, reduces productivity and negatively impacts on employee engagement. So, what can be done about it?
People Resolutions is embarking on a UK-wide Confl More...13 July 2010 16:15
Further information Four things you need to know about disability discrimination under the Equality Act Conciliation service Acas has published new guidance to help HR staff prepare for the Equality Act , which is du More...12 July 2010 14:25
Unite union has offered to postpone its British Airways (BA) cabin crew strike ballot to allow the staff time to consider the airline's latest offer.
Unite was due to begin balloting cabin crew tomorrow unless an agreement was reached in the dispute More...28 June 2010 08:02
British Airways (BA) is facing further industrial unrest by cabin crew after the latest attempt to forge peace with the Unite trade union failed.
The Acas conciliation service said a renewed attempt to bring both sides together had failed, pav More...17 June 2010 09:44
British Airways (BA) is involved in a long-running and bitter dispute with trade union Unite, representing cabin crew staff. The row centres on pay, staffing levels, working conditions and travel perks. A series of strikes have already taken place More...03 June 2010 11:59
The current five-day strike by British Airways (BA) cabin crew has entered its fourth day after fresh talks between the airline and the Unite union failed to reach a solution.
The latest talks between the company and the union, which represents cab More...02 June 2010 08:31
British Airways (BA) will today seek a High Court injunction to stop planned cabin crew strikes and renew talks with Unite union.
The airline will go to court today to state it believes Unite has not complied with laws governing strike ballots, whic More...17 May 2010 08:24
HR news and analysis, including:
The general election result and the potential impact on employers and the workforce
British Airways cabin crew and new strike plans
Tesco’s plans for helping staff enjoy the World Cup.
Presenter Tara Cra More...07 May 2010 15:38