ACAS has published six step-by-step guides which break down some common employment law issues, for use by small and medium sized businesses. The guides cover the following topics:-
- Recruiting an employee;
- Settling in a new employee;
- The new employee’s contract;
- Managing a complaint at work;
- Managing staff absence; and
- How to get the best out of your staff
These guides provide checklists, things to consider, useful tools and templates which can be downloaded, practical examples and potential legal issues to be aware of, which managers and supervisors alike can refer to. ACAS wants these guides to "help small and medium sized businesses get the best from their people and stay on the right side of the law".
ACAS has also launched an online guide on managing discipline which includes tips and practical guidance to identify and investigate problems, meet with the employee and take action.