People Management - News and Updates
ACAS Briefing Sessions

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) are hosting briefing sessions to inform about the new  changes of legislation that are due to come into place relating to maternity and paternity rights, flexible working hours, zero hours contracts and holiday pay.


29 September 2014


Employment rights of charity employees and volunteers

Workplace Law have produced a report considering the legal status differences between volunteers and employees and highlights key considerations for organisations to bear in mind when recruiting volunteers.


12 September 2014


Third sector workers should be given a living wage according to new report

A report 'Progressive Workplace Policies in Scotland' by Working Together is now available to view. It  includes recommendations on better worker representation and encouraging “progressive practises” such as paying the living wage in private companies and in the third sector.


01 September 2014


Shared parental leave and pay

Shared Parental Leave is a new right that will enable eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work after their child is born or placed for adoption.


19 August 2014


New Flexible Working Code of Practice

ACAS has produced a Code of Practice and guidance for employers to help them understand the changes in flexible working legislation and how to handle requests in a reasonable manner.


01 July 2014


New Health and Safety Poster reminder

All businesses must now display the new version of the Health and Safety Law Poster, or issue copies of the new leaflets.


27 May 2014


The right to request flexible working

On 30 June 2014 the Flexible Working Regulations will be amended. This will mean that the right to request flexible working will be extended to cover all employees after 26 weeks' service.


22 May 2014


Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland launches new website.

Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland have created a new website.


02 May 2014


April changes in employment legislation

April is a key time for changes in employment.


01 May 2014


Clore Social Leadership Programme opens for 2015

Applications for the 2015 Clore Social Leadership Programme opened 28 April 2014 and this year, this includes specialist fellowships for those working to improve the lives of older people.


29 April 2014


The New Scottish Independent Living Fund.

The New Scottish Independent Living Fund will support disabled people to live by themselves. Thousands of disabled people in Scotland will continue to be financially supported to live self sufficent lives despite the closure of the UK Independent Living Fund (ILF) on 30 June 2015.


29 April 2014


Blueprint for youth work

A new national strategy on youth work will build on the dedication of tens of thousands of volunteers and half a million young people across Scotland.


16 April 2014


HMRC produces new PAYE help sheets

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has produced two Pay As You Earn (PAYE) help-sheets.


28 March 2014


ACAS launches new service

ACAS launches new Early Conciliation service.


27 February 2014


ACAS publishes guidance for upcoming employment law changes

ACAS has recently published two guidance documents ahead of two major employment law changes coming into force this year.


26 February 2014


Old Health and Safety work place poster must be replaced

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)  is reminding employers that the old 1999 Health and Safety law posters must be replaced by 5th April 2014.


26 February 2014


Scottish Joint Council (SJC) Pay Scales scrapped

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) will no longer publish the SJC salary scales.


30 January 2014


HMRC launches National Insurance (NI) Employment Allowance

HMRC aims to reduce liability for Class 1 secondary National Insurance Contributions (NICs).


22 January 2014


Changes to reporting injuries and accidents in the workplace.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have made changes to the way that accidents are reported in the workplace.


06 January 2014


Funding available for training

Skills Development Scotland is offering funding towards flexible training for small businesses in Scotland.


06 January 2014


New recycling legislation comes into force for businesses across Scotland

From 01 January 2014 all businesses will have to adhere to the new Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012.


06 January 2014


ACAS develops new guide for redundancy

ACAS launches new step-by-step guide to small scale redundancy.


07 November 2013