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 720 contains guidance for employers on the new restrictions to apply from May 2024 to public sector employers who operate trade union subscription check-off facilities, along with information on a new code of practice and guidance in respect of the application of the new Minimum Service Levels regime to apply in the event of strikes in specified public services. There are also details of the proposed amendments to the statutory paternity leave scheme intended to come into force for births and adoptions from April 2024 and an update on the steps the Information Commissioner is taking to revise their employment practices and data protection resources. Finally there are details about our next LGA Employment Law Update event on 29 February 2024 along with the Employment Law Timetable. 

Equal pay advice

Our longstanding Employer’s guide to the law on equal pay has been refreshed. 

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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