Guidance on antenatal leave, holiday pay and pay basics

Workplace experts Acas has produced a number of useful items recently. Topics covered: time off for antenatal appointments, basic law on staff pay, calculating holiday pay.

There is a new guide on employee rights around taking time off for antenatal and adoption appointments. The guide includes some top tips that employers and all prospective parents should be aware when considering leave requests.

See Acas news item for those tips, or direct to the (quite short) web page ‘Time off for antenatal appointments‘.

Acas has also launched a guide for small firms covering the basics of employment law on staff pay.

Last year Acas dealt with over 13,000 employment tribunals claims related to pay, and this step-by-step guide could help lower that number. Launch press notice, or go direct to ‘Help for small firms: Handling pay and wages’ at


And Acas guidance on holiday pay calculations has recently been updated, following several court judgements on the issue.