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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 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



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Areas covered

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


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Template Contract documents

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


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Additional Employee Relations Resources

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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Downloads

General

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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ECA & JIB

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

Employee Benefits

ECA Employee Relations - Key Employment Data Sept 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.

Update on increases in rates of statutory payments

Update on increases in rates of statutory payments

07 Mar 2018

This April there will be an increase in a number of statutory payments affecting employers, including changes to rates for the National Living Wage, and National Minimum Wage.

Oldest identified JIB Card owned by ECA member employee

Oldest identified JIB Card owned by ECA member employee

07 Mar 2018

As part of JIB’s 50th birthday celebrations, JIB has shared one of the very first JIB Grade Cards, belonging to Steven Holbrook, who was registered as a JIB Electrician in July 1969.

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