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Acas launches ‘New to Work’ guidance for young people

Makbool Javaid

Acas have issued ‘New to Work’ guidance to help ensure that those leaving full-time education to start work know their rights and responsibilities. The guidance provides essential advice on legal issues that young people may face at work, including special employment rights for 16 and 17 year olds, information on apprenticeships and the national minimum wage. The guidance points out that while employees have rights at work, they are also responsible for being productive and respectful to others. The guidance warns new starters to get the basics right, such as arriving on time, following dress codes and to take care when talking about work on social media. Acas also suggest that organsiations use the guide to ensure they welcome their new staff at a “challenging time” as they start their working career and understand their obligations as employers.

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