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 689 contains a report of a leading judgment from the Supreme Court on the issue of sleep-in shifts and the National Minimum Wage along with further case reports concerning the application of working time rules to workers performing on-call/standby shifts. There is also confirmation of the increases to statutory redundancy, unfair dismissal compensation and new National Minimum Wage rates and record keeping requirements, plus the employment law timetable and a reminder about this year’s annual employment law update event, which will take place via Zoom on 22 April.

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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