Employment relations

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.

Latest advisory bulletin

Advisory Bulletin 716 reports a decision by a Scottish Employment Tribunal considering the implementation of a job evaluation scheme. It also provides information on proposals for increased fines for employers who employ illegal migrants and the enactment of the Workers (Predictable terms and conditions) Act 2023, both of which will take effect some time in 2024. It includes information on consultations which have been running over the Summer on the development of guidance and a code of practice to apply in the event of strikes in areas of the public sector where statutory minimum service levels have been established. Finally, there is updated guidance from the Information Commissioner on managing information on workers health and the Employment Law Timetable.

Consultation on the Acas draft Code of Practice on handling flexible working requests

Acas is consulting on an updated statutory Code of Practice on handling requests for flexible working. This is being done in anticipation of the changes to the statutory flexible working request regime being introduced under the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 and associated legislation. We have prepared details of the consultation and how to contribute.

Industrial Action advice

Our industrial action FAQs address some of the most common issues that employers have to deal with when managing the issue of industrial action. Further information is also available in our industrial action guide.

COVID-19 employment law FAQs

The COVID-19 employment law FAQs were updated following the publication of Government guidance on 1 April 2022.


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