Sunday 17 December 2017

EMC HR Bulletin

EMC HR Bulletin November 2017

Please find attached the latest edition of the EMC HR Bulletin above.

This month we provide an update on national pay developments, following announcements on increases to the National Living Wage and Living Wage Foundation rate.  We also provide a link to slides from the recent HRMC webinar on IR35.

Our learning and development section includes the results of this year’s East Midlands Local Authority Challenge, along with other recent events and details of our forthcoming coaching workshop – a coaching tools “boot camp” taking place on 7th December.

Darren Newman’s article this month looks at employers’ obligations to check an employee’s right to work in the UK.

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This month’s bulletin gives information on a regional-level plan of work for EMC as an employers’ organisation as well as joint work with trade unions over the forthcoming year.  The learning and development section includes a snapshot of forthcoming events, including details of a webinar being provided by HMRC specifically for local government.  Our round-up of all the latest information and developments nationally covers local government pay negotiations and the review of the national pay spine.  This month’s employment law article from Darren Newman looks at the issue of referring to previous warnings/incidents in disciplinary investigations and hearings.

EMC HR Bulletin September 2017

In this edition there are updates on;

  • Exit Pay Cap Consultation
  • Health & Social Care Integration
  • Charging Unions for “Check Off”
  • Pay Negotiations Update
  • Schoolteachers (STPCD) 2017 – applying pay flexibility & pay modelling tool
  • Apprenticeships – Off-the-Job Training Guidance

EMC HR Bulletin August 2017

This month we have a short but sweet edition of our bulletin; our resident employment law expert, Darren Newman, has earned time off for good behaviour, but will be returning next month with his analysis of important case law and advice on the implications for our sector. In this edition we keep our focus on the main developments in the world of HR and Learning and Development. This includes a feature on the LA Challenge, taking place in November and our national update includes information on the revised handbook of terms and conditions for Chief Officers and a link to guidance on procurement of apprenticeship training.

EMC HR Bulletin July 2017

The HR bulletin for July contains a one stop shop resource of this month's developments in HR and any national circulars that have been issued, covering:

  • Pay levels for Apprentices
  • Key legal developments, including last week's ruling on Tribunal fees
  • Case law analysis on dismissing for poor performance
  • Information on regional learning and development opportunities

EMC HR Bulletin June 2017

Please find the Bulletin attached, which contains all the key recent developments on HR.  This includes:-

  • Results of sickness absence benchmarking across the region
  • A reminder about the Pay Consultation Meeting taking place on 19th July 2017
  • National circulars issued recently, including a technical note on using role profiles to implement job evaluation and latest role profiles.
  • Information on learning and development opportunities, including coaching.

EMC HR Bulletin May 2017

The May 2017 EMC HR Bulletin is now available from the link above. Rest is the theme of Darren Newman’s article this month, in which he sets out latest developments on sleeping in shifts and how they relate to the National Minimum Wage. The HR Bulletin also provides news of an upcoming Mediation course that EMC will be running.

EMC HR Bulletin April 2017

The April Edition of the HR Bulletin is now available, which contains all the key recent developments on HR, including an overview of the TUC’s Dying to Work Campaign, an update on IR35 and an opportunity for you to feed in your issues/concerns and improvements you’d like to guidance and the on-line tool and reference to national circulars issued during the month. 

EMC HR Bulletin March 2017

The March EMC HR Bulletin is now available from the link above. Employment Law expert Darren Newman provides an article on the implications for employers of Employment Tribunal decisions being available on the internet, along with updates on; Review of the National Pay Spine, Intermediaries – Review of IR35 and Apprenticeships.

EMC HR Bulletin February 2017

This month Darren Newman’s article looks at ‘What does “reasonable” mean?’ in the context of reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. Darren can answer specific questions you may be facing currently at our Employment Law Update next month – a few places are still available. In response to the need you identified of developing greater commercial awareness within the sector across the region, we are providing a further opportunity to participate in a popular regional programme “Making It Our Business - see our events page for more information.

EMC HR Bulletin January 2017

Please find attached this month’s HR Bulletin, which contains all the key developments on HR and learning and development. The Bulletin includes an update on the exit pay cap regulation and provides details of the commercialization programme.

This months article from Employment Law expert Darren Newman is on Keeping Whistleblowers Anonymous .

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EMC HR Bulletin December 2016

Please find attached this month’s HR Bulletin, which will provide you with a single-information point on current issues and developments in HR.  Our employment law article from Darren Newman provides advice following case law relating to rest breaks.  You will have a chance of meeting Darren in person and asking him about your burning employment law issues at our update event on 15th March.   We are providing an early bird discount for this interactive and popular event. To view the EMC HR Bulletin visit here. 

EMC HR Bulletin November 2016

Please find attached this month’s edition of our HR Bulletin, giving you a round-up of all the latest HR developments within the region and nationally.  This edition provides information from the free event we hosted on apprenticeships earlier this month, and an update on national developments with the National Living Wage, the national pay spine, term-time working and exit pay regulations.

As well as information on forthcoming learning and development opportunities, we share the successes and experiences of participants in our key leadership development event, the Local Authority Challenge, which took place last week and received great feedback from those taking part and their chief executives.  If your organisation would like to take part next year, then save the date – 16th November 2017 and get in touch with us!

Darren Newman gives advice on the question of changing terms and conditions following a TUPE transfer. 

EMC HR Bulletin October 2016

Please find attached this month’s edition of our HR Bulletin, giving you a round-up of all the latest information of HR developments within the region and nationally.  This month we have details of a free event we are hosting on apprenticeships and a summary of, and links to, all the circulars recently issued regarding national pay and conditions. 

Darren Newman gives advice on the question of whether it is discriminatory to provide enhanced maternity pay and not enhance pay for shared parental leave, following a recent case.   

EMC HR Bulletin September 2016

Please find attached this month’s edition of our HR Bulletin, giving you a round-up of all the latest information of HR developments within the region and nationally.  This month we have information on further developments regarding caps to exit pay and our employment law focus is on reasonable adjustments.

EMC HR Bulletin August 2016

The latest version of the EMC HR Bulletin for August is now available, giving you a round-up of all the latest information of HR developments within the region and nationally.  This month some significant proposals have been launched for consultation on issues such as apprenticeships, taxation of salary sacrifice schemes, and expanding the duty to report gender pay gap information to include the public sector.  We have therefore focused on these consultation exercises, rather than have our usual in-depth analysis of an employment law issue. 

The bulletin also includes information on an enquiry we frequently receive about Member involvement in appeals and a summary of events we are running over the next few months.

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EMC HR Bulletin July 2016

Please find attached below July's edition of our HR Bulletin, giving you a round-up of all the latest information of HR developments within the region and nationally.  This month, we provide sickness absence benchmarking information for 2015-16.  The article from employment law expert Darren Newman gives an analysis of the implications of Brexit.  There are also links to strategic workforce documents, including a report on the integration of care and health, and the current state of play with national negotiations. 

EMC HR Bulletin June 2016

The June Edition of the EMC HR Bulletin explore the benefits of mediation and provides results of a recent survey on occupational health providers, and an up-to-date picture of the take-up of the Living Wage Foundation’s Living Wage. The Bulletin includes the monthly article from employment law expert Darren Newman, which focuses on trust and confidence, analyzing a case where an employee refused to co-operate with a disciplinary investigation.

EMC HR Bulletin May 2016

Please find attached below May’s HR Bulletin, which will provide you with a single-information point on the main developments in HR, including the latest on pay negotiations.  Our employment law article from Darren Newman provides advice on whether HR policies are contractual. 

The bulletin also provides information on how to become involved in the regional sounding board to inform the national work to revise the national pay spine.  As well as an overview of results of recent surveys, we also give you information on events coming up in the region that may be of interest to HR and OD colleagues. 

EMC HR Bulletin April 2016

This month provides a snapshot of recent HR developments including local government pay, a guide to the apprenticeship levy and the survival of the check off facility for trade union subscriptions. In his article, our employment law specialist, Darren Newman, looks deeply into the question of whether or not an employee is disabled. The issue of defining disability follows from a recent case involving a local authority employer.  

EMC HR Bulletin March 2016

In this bulletin we provide an update on national pay and employment law specialist, Darren Newman, delves deep into the Trade Union Bill and its impact on employers as well as unions.

EMC HR Bulletin February 2016

Please find attached this month’s HR Bulletin, which will provide you with a single-information point on the main developments in HR.  Our employment law article from Darren Newman provides advice on the risks of age discrimination when restructuring and making decisions based on costs of early retirement/redundancy.    The bulletin also provides a single information point on the latest developments in HR and national terms and conditions and initiatives.   It also provides you with information on events taking place in the region that may be of interest to HR and OD colleagues. 

EMC HR Bulletin January 2016

Please see the link below to this month’s HR Bulletin, which will provide you with a single-information point on the main developments in HR.  Our employment law article from Darren Newman provides advice about how tribunals view the issue of consistency when dealing with misconduct cases.  There is a snap-shot of the latest news on national negotiations, and a link to some new joint guidance on using market supplements.

The bulletin also provides some information on events taking place in the region that may be of interest to HR and OD colleagues.  If you would like to help shape and inform our programme of events and support to authorities, then please get in touch with us. 

EMC HR Bulletin December 2015

Season’s Greetings from EMC and good wishes for the New Year. A date to note in your 2016 calendar is the Employment Law Update event on 8th March 2016. See our events page for more information and our Early Bird discount offer. This month we cover key national developments on exit pay recovery proposals and pay negotiations. Employment law specialist, Darren Newman, delves deep into making reasonable adjustments to absence management policies for disabled employees.

EMC are pleased to share with you the second edition of our new monthly HR bulletin. 

EMC HR Bulletin November 2015

In this edition of our monthly bulletin we provide an overview of the take-up of the Living Wage nationally and in our region. Our Events page features development opportunities and resources available for HR business partners. Employment law specialist, Darren Newman, delves deep into the issue of zero hours and casual contracts in this month’s article.

EMC are pleased to share with you the second edition of our new monthly HR bulletin.  Download this months HR Bulletin from here

EMC HR Bulletin October 2015

EMC are pleased to share with you the second edition of our new monthly HR bulletin.  This month our in-depth article from employment law specialist Darren Newman, focuses on Working Time Regulations and the 'Tyco Case'.

EMC HR Bulletin September 2015

EMC launched their monthly HR Bulletin on 18 September at a meeting of HR Leads across member authorities. The Bulletin will include a feature article written by Darren Newman a top Employment Law specialist. Darren Newman’s first article covers Employment Law and Social Media and offer analysis and advice to local authorities.

The HR Bulletin will be emailed monthly to HR contacts in member organisations, but can be accessed from the link below.