07/01/2021

ACAS updates, resources and events - highlights at the start of 2021

Please see the latest bulletin from Acas.

Coronavirus lockdowns. See updated guidance available on gov.uk for England, Scotland and Wales. Also:
Acas Coronavirus advice for employers and employees
Shielding and vulnerable people
Working from home guidance
Parental leave guidance
Furlough guidance
Furlough template letters

Acas how to manage homeworkers training is available - This 3-hour digital event will give an essential overview of the law and good practice, providing attendees with the skills and knowledge needed to confidently manage employees working from home. View upcoming dates or register a place

Please feel free to forward details of these events to anyone in your organisation who may benefit from attending. All Acas events are currently delivered digitally and delegates will receive a certificate of attendance. Other popular Acas events include:

Employment law updates  |   Mental health in the workplace  |  Redundancy: getting it right  |  Changing terms and conditions of employment  |  HR for beginners  |  Managing employee attendance  |  Essential skills for supervisors View the full range of Acas training available

Business support - managing in difficult times Businesses across Britain are facing tough challenges and unprecedented change during the Coronavirus pandemic, and many need to make difficult decisions about their workforce and their future.

Acas can provide free, expert support to help make those decisions with confidence. View details of how we can help on our website

Brexit transition resources are available on gov.uk Following the signing of the UK – EU Free Trade Agreement, there are new rules for businesses which came into force on 1 January 2021.

gov.uk/transition provides a checker tool to help quickly identify the actions that your business needs to take.

The checker tool asks you questions about your business and provides all the information you need to be aware of such as new rules on Importing and Exporting  Moving goods to and from Northern Ireland including Trader Support Service  Travelling abroad for work and Hiring staff from the EU

Acas Mental Health and the workplace conference
28 January - 09:30 - 12:30 - Delivered virtually via Zoom
Join Acas and guest speakers as we explore mental health at work during the Coronavirus pandemic. This event will give attendees practical ways to effectively manage, support and minimise the impact of mental health in the workplace.
Register your place here or call our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150

In case you missed them - recordings of popular Acas podcasts hosted in 2020:
Black lives matter: the workplace
How can we return to work well?
Susan Clews on navigating Coronavirus
Redundancy and rights: your FAQS
Redundancy – what to remember and what to avoid
Changing an employment contract

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