The Employment Relations Unit (ERU) provides comprehensive advice on all aspects of employment relations and practices. Our employment law and policy advisers keep authorities up-to-date on the human resources implications of new legislation and case law developments.

Our services are aimed at local authority needs.


Here is our summary of the main points raised in the consultation on the cap on public sector exit payments, along with our response submitted to the Government. FAQs on the implementation of the cap and its main points are also available.

Latest advisory bulletin

Advisory bulletin 644 (PDF) LGA member content

Advisory Bulletin 644 contains two case reports on disability discrimination, and details of the draft legislation that will implement the gender pay gap reporting requirements for the public sector; the Government's response to their apprenticeship targets consultation; increases to statutory payments for maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick leave and Government guidance on industrial action ballot thresholds for ‘important public services'. There is also an update on the progress of the exit payment regulations and details of the full programme for February's annual employment law update, plus the employment law timetable.


Employment law topics and e-guides

Guidance on a variety of employment law topics for local authorities and subscribers. Includes e-guides.

Frequently asked questions on employment relations topics

Employment relations FAQs

Some frequently asked questions in relation to new legislation and case law developments

Health and safety

Information and support needed to deliver the central government's health and safety strategy requirements.

How can we be more inclusive?

Access our guide on ways to be more inclusive and thereby improve business efficiency.

Local government health and safety strategy delivery framework

A strategy developed with the Health and Safety Executive recognising that everyone has a role to play in improving health and safety including employers, workers, contractors and trade unions.

Roadmap for change

This project provides tools and techniques for workforce problem solving to build emotional resilience in the workplace.

Social worker standards

These standards and framework set out the shared core expectations of employers which will enable social workers in all employment settings to work effectively.

Advisory bulletins

on the LGA Workforce Library

Workforce bulletin

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November 2016 workforce podcast

Workforce news podcast
November 2016

We discuss the impact of the Government's changes to how we pay and tax employees in local government. 

ERU publications

A selection of ERU publications covering aspects of employment law, personnel and employee relations issues is available to purchase.

LGA workforce consultancy

Affordable, reliable consultancy delivering solutions that are tailor made for the local government services sector.