Acas Guidance helps Employers Manage Summer Holidays

Employers can access free advice about staff rights to take time off during the school summer holiday period, following the publication of guidance from Acas.

The new content on the Acas website includes advice on employee rights to annual leave and flexible working, and has been published to coincide with the summer holiday period when employers are likely to receive more requests for time off to look after children.

The guidance contains answers to common questions such as whether employers can refuse a leave request or whether an employee has the right to take time off if their childminding arrangements fall through.

“Many businesses receive an increase in holiday requests over the summer and an employer often has to balance the needs of the business with keeping a healthy and motivated workforce,”

said Acas chief executive, John Taylor.

“We always encourage employees and employers to plan ahead and be as flexible as possible.”

  • To access the guidance, visit the Acas website.

Acas Guidance helps Employers Manage Summer Holidays

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