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Don't miss the new Acas animation

Acas has released an animated video on YouTube to promote its Helpline services.

The light-hearted stop-frame animation uses miniature figures to act out a common workplace situation that many employers have stumbled on.

The story concerns a manager of a cafe who decides to open for business on a bank holiday. His chef doesn't like the idea and says he doesn't have to work a bank holiday - and if he does he should be entitled to extra pay.

But what's the answer? The manager calls the Acas Helpline to find out what his employees' rights are and reaches a decision on how to proceed fairly.

Watch the video and find out what happens at Ask the helpline.

The Acas Helpline is an invaluable resource, offering free, impartial and confidential advice on all aspects of employment relations and employment law.

The service is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm and on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

Call 0300 123 1100 to speak to an expert Acas adviser.

Free advice is also available through Acas Helpline Online, an interactive query tool that gives detailed answers to many common employment law questions.

Acas can also help your organisation improve its employment relations with practical training courses, such as Skills for supervisors and Dispute resolution.

Visit the Acas Training and Business Solutions area for more information.


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