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Employee Relations

In today’s world, it is essential that employers have access to reliable information on employment issues and employment law.  ECA's Employee Relations team is here to provide that help and advice for members companies in many areas, including: recruitment, dismissal and all the issues that arise before, during and after employment.

In addition, the team provides written guidance - including sample letters - for the most common issues facing employers. We provide this assistance, both to those who are in membership of the JIB – including representation at JIB dispute hearings – and those who are outside the JIB.  

Employee Relations Advisory Service

The employment challenges of today's World are unprecedented. To help with these challenges, ECA is partnering with a specialist law and human resources firm, Ellis Whittam to boost our service for Members. Our comprehensive advisory service aims to provide Members with a wider-range of employment services.

Advice helpline hours

Weekdays (7am – 11pm)
Weekends (7am – 11pm)
Closed on Bank Holiday/public holidays


Areas covered

For recruitment to post-employment with all HR issues in between. Covering jurisdictions in England, Wales, N. Ireland, Scotland, Channel Islands & IoM. 


Template Contract documents

Template contract and company handbook for employees outside the JIB terms and conditions of employment.


Additional Employee Relations Resources

Employment Guides

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Wage Rates

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ECA Loan Labour Scheme

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JIB Employee Benefits

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ECA & the JIB

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BlueSky Pensions

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Deduction from Wages Guidance
This document outlines the law on when and how much can be deducted from a worker’s
wages, payments which constitute wages and provides guidance on some of the more
common reasons employers may have for making deductions
Jan 2020
Holiday Pay Guidance Apr 2020
Guidance on what to do if your employee is accused or convicted of a crime
The following guidance explains what employers should consider when faced with
an employee accused of or convicted of a crime
Sep 2019
Social Value Guidance
The following Guide aims to give ECA Members a better idea of what is meant by social
value, the potential implications for winning and performing work, and measures they
can take to maximise and demonstrate their ability to deliver socially valuable outcomes
Jul 2019
Guidance on Criminal Records Checking in the Construction Industry Jul 2019
18th Edition: ECS requirements and employer obligations
ECA has been receiving questions from members about ECS rules and their wider legal
obligations as employers in connection with BS7671: 2018 (“the 18th Edition”). The following
Q&As aim to answer the most common of these.
Jul 2019
FSA Apprenticeship Offer Letter Apr 2019
FSA Apprenticeship Template Contract Apr 2019
FSA Apprenticeship Assessment Form Apr 2019
FSA Apprenticeship Employment Application Form Apr 2019
FSA Apprenticeship Employee next of kin and bank details Apr 2019
Employment Status Guidance - Feb 2019 Feb 2019