Employers’ questions on the Acas early conciliation process, which was introduced on 6 April 2014, were the most popular FAQs on XpertHR over the past month.
The Easter weekend also raised the inevitable questions about how to deal with bank holidays for part-time workers.
- Who will Acas contact about the early conciliation of a potential employment tribunal claim?
- Will a failure by either party to engage in early conciliation be taken into account by an employment tribunal?
- Is it possible for a potential claimant to lodge a claim with an employment tribunal without first notifying Acas through the early conciliation process?
- Are part-time workers entitled to bank holidays?
- Is a fee payable by employees or employers wanting to make use of Acas early conciliation?
- For how long is an employer obliged to consult with employees to obtain agreement to changes to their contractual terms?
- If an employer provides for pro rata bank holiday entitlement for part-time employees, how should it calculate this?
- What is the Acas early conciliation process?
- What are the main points to look out for when producing a job description?
- What is the minimum amount of rest an adult worker must be allowed?