Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. We support good relationships between employers and employees which underpin business success. But when things go wrong we help by providing conciliation to resolve workplace problems.
We also provide good value, high quality training and tailored advice to employers. Our expertise is based on millions of contacts with employers and employees each year and we are governed by an independent Council, including representatives of employer and employee organisations and employment experts.
We are often contacted to provide advice and support in the following areas:
- National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage
- Pay deductions
- Working hours
- Terminating employment - notice periods and pay
- Zero hours contracts
- Equality and discrimination
- Transfer of undertakings (TUPE)
If Helpline Online hasn't answered your question or if you are still unsure about the guidance we have provided then the Acas Helpline can provide clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to both employers and employees who are involved in an employment dispute or are seeking information on employment rights and rules.