Acas has released two new guides on Suspension and Overtime.


Suspension is where an employee continues to be employed but does not have to attend work or do any work.

The guidance covers:

  • Suspension as part of a disciplinary procedure
  • Suspension on medical grounds
  • Suspension due to a risk to a new or expectant mother
  • How should an employee be suspended?
  • Pay during suspension
  • How long should a suspension last?
  • Communications during a suspension
  • Ending a suspension
  • Options if an employee believes their suspension has not been handled fairly

Read the guidance here: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=6548



Overtime is usually classed as hours worked over an organisation's regular full time requirement. When a worker has fixed working hours, overtime would be any additional hours worked.

The guidance covers:

  • Is overtime compulsory or voluntary?
  • Is there a limit to how much overtime can be worked?
  • Pay when working overtime
  • Overtime for part time workers
  • Impact of overtime on holiday calculations

Read the guidance here: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4249


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