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 693 contains a range of information in relation to changes to Government guidance on the management of various aspects of Covid-19 and its impact on the local government workforce.  There are also important case updates dealing with unfair dismissal in cases where safeguarding is an issue and the calculation of holiday pay under the Working Time Regulations. Finally, there are details of new Acas guidance on hybrid working, a shared parental leave toolkit and 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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