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In today’s world, it is essential that employers have access to reliable information on employment issues and employment law.  The ECA Employee Relations team is here to provide that help and advice for members companies.

The ECA Employee Relations team is at hand to give help and advice to member companies on employment law and good employment practice. Issues dealt with by the department cover many topics including: recruitment, dismissal and all the issues that arise during employment. In addition, the team provides guidance notes - 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.  

Key Employee Relations Areas

Employee Relations Sections

Employment Guides

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Wage Rates

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ECA Loan Labour Scheme

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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 Nov 2019
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

JIB Wage Rates

Statutory Rates Update Mar 2020
NJC Promulgations 2.18 for 2019 and 2020 Jan 2019
Guidance on Taxation of JIB Allowance - 2019 Jan 2019
Holiday pay changes - Important Notification for JIB employers Sep 2017
Staff Salary Agreement Dec 2016

Guides & Templates

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Guidance on Taxation of JIB Allowance - 2019 Jan 2019
Staff Salary Agreement Dec 2016

Employee Benefits

ECA Employee Relations - Key Employment Data Sept 2019
Changes to JIB Agreement for 2020

Changes to JIB Agreement for 2020

09 Dec 2019

Increases will come into effect from Monday 6th January 2020 under the final stage of the current four-year JIB agreement with the union

Industry salary agreement finalised

Industry salary agreement finalised

13 Dec 2018

A two-year arrangement has been reached with the staff association EESA (a branch of Unite the Union) regarding the revision of grade salaries.

Changes to JIB wages, travel payments, lodging allowance and holiday entitlement

Changes to JIB wages, travel payments, lodging allowance and holiday entitlement

20 Sep 2018

Changes come into effect from 7 January 2019

Updated employment guidance

Updated employment guidance

05 Apr 2018

ECA members can access detailed guidance, including sample letters, on a range of common employment matters. Updated guidance notes on managing redundancy and grievance are available now.

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