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 697 contains case reports on protections against detrimental treatment for employees taking industrial action and the scrutiny required of decisions in disability discrimination cases. It also includes information on the extension to the self-certification vaccine exemption process for those entering care homes, updated Covid-19 FAQs and temporary changes to the self-certification provisions of the Statutory Sick Pay Scheme. Finally, there is hybrid working guidance produced by the Flexible Working Taskforce, proposed increases for a variety of statutory pay rates, a consultation on disability workforce reporting, information on the LGA annual Employment Law Update on 10 March 2022, plus the employment law timetable.
Latest - exit payments cap and reform
The legislation implementing the £95k cap on exit payments came into force on 4 November 2020. However, on 12 February 2021 HM Treasury published a Treasury Direction disapplying the cap with immediate effect, along with guidance on how exit payments which were capped during the period when it was in force should now be handled. The Direction states that it does not apply to devolved Welsh authorities, however, we understand the Welsh Government will make a statement shortly to the effect that the disapplication also applies to devolved Welsh authorities. Further information on the cap and its disapplication is on our exit pay reform webpage.
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