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 643 contains a case report on disciplinary processes, details of the draft legislation that will implement the changes to IR35, the tax and national insurance contributions treatment of termination payments, salary sacrifice and industrial action ballot thresholds for ‘important public services' and implement the gender pay gap reporting requirement for the private sector. There are also details of new whistleblowing legislation to protect applicants for children's social care posts and confirmation that the Government will implement the European General Data Protection Regulation, details of February's annual employment law update, plus the employment law timetable.
Guidance on a variety of employment law topics for local authorities and subscribers. Includes e-guides.
Some frequently asked questions in relation to new legislation and case law developments
Information and support needed to deliver the central government's health and safety strategy requirements.
Access our guide on ways to be more inclusive and thereby improve business efficiency.
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.
This project provides tools and techniques for workforce problem solving to build emotional resilience in the workplace.
These standards and framework set out the shared core expectations of employers which will enable social workers in all employment settings to work effectively.