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 690 contains a report of the Supreme Court’s decision in the equal pay case of Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley. There are also two reports on cases dealing with worker status: Uber BV v Aslam and National Union of Professional Foster Carer s (NUPFC) v Certification Officer. There is a summary of the key issues contained in the Government’s consultation on making a COVID-19 vaccine compulsory for staff deployed in older adult care homes and details of a new NJC COVID-19 circular. Finally, there are details of the amendment to health and safety legislation to protect workers from detriment and an update on the MHCLG request for exit pay information.

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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