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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.  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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Employee Benefits

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ECA & the JIB

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BlueSky Pensions

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Employee Relations Representation

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ECA Employee Relations - Key Employment Data

(PDF, 229 kB)

Updated Sept 2019

Published 23 Sep 2019Last reviewed 23 Sep 2019

Guidance on what to do if your employee is accused or convicted of a crime

(PDF, 198 kB)

The following guidance explains what employers should consider when faced with an employee accused of or convicted of a crime.

Published 17 Sep 2019

Social Value Guidance

(PDF, 310 kB)

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.

Published 29 Jul 2019

Guidance on Criminal Records Checking in the Construction Industry

(PDF, 158 kB)
Published 25 Jul 2019Last reviewed 25 Jul 2019

18th Edition: ECS requirements and employer obligations

(PDF, 217 kB)

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.

Published 05 Jul 2019Last reviewed 05 Jul 2019

Costs checklist for estimating genuine prime cost

(PDF, 89 kB)
Published 20 May 2019

Offer Letter - Aug 2018

(PDF, 91 kB)
Published 15 Apr 2019Last reviewed 15 Apr 2019

Template contract - Aug 2018

(PDF, 241 kB)
Published 15 Apr 2019Last reviewed 15 Apr 2019

FSA Apprenticeship assessment form

(PDF, 160 kB)
Published 15 Apr 2019Last reviewed 15 Apr 2019

Employment Application Form

(PDF, 37 kB)
Published 15 Apr 2019Last reviewed 15 Apr 2019

Employee next of kin and bank details

(PDF, 65 kB)
Published 15 Apr 2019Last reviewed 15 Apr 2019

Employment Status Guidance - Feb 2019

(PDF, 1.1 MB)
Published 15 Jan 2019Last reviewed 15 Jan 2019

Adverse Weather Conditions Guidance

(PDF, 152 kB)
Published 01 Mar 2018Last reviewed 01 Mar 2018

Major employment related court decisions of summer 2017

(PDF, 850 kB)
Published 18 Sep 2017Last reviewed 18 Sep 2017

Guide to managing ill health

(PDF, 419 kB)
Published 02 May 2017

Guide to Redundancy

(PDF, 555 kB)
Published 26 Apr 2017

Guide to living without the default retirement age

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Collective Redundancy Consultation

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Guide to Shared Parental Leave

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Guide to agency workers regulations (Oct 2011)

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Guide to managing discipline

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Guide to managing Grievance

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Holiday pay changes - Important Notification for JIB employers

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Lodging Allowance Form

(PDF, 131 kB)Download

TUPE Guidance

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NJC Promulgation 2.16

(PDF, 206 kB)

2017-18 Review of The EEI Staff Salary Agreement


Guidance on Taxation of JIB Allowance - 2019

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Guidance on Taxation of JIB Allowance - Jan 2014 - Dec 2016

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Holiday Pay Development 2017

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Staff Salary Agreement

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Equality Guidance

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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.

Equal treatment for agency workers

Equal treatment for agency workers

19 Mar 2018

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) ruled that higher pay does not compensate for shortfalls in agency workers’ entitlement to annual leave and rest breaks.

Update on auto enrolment increases

Update on auto enrolment increases

07 Mar 2018

Following the completion of staging dates for employers, the next phase of auto-enrolment is to increase the contribution rates for employers and employees.

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