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National Salary Award - Minimum Leave Entitlement 2020

NALC Legal Briefing on the changes to the leave entitlement for employees with under 5 years service

Mon, 12 Oct 2020

Clerk National Salary award

The pay award for 2020-21 has been announced at an increase of 2.75%. In addition, an extra day of annual leave has been awarded for those with less than 5 years service (ie an increase from 21 days to 22 days, increasing to 25 days after 5 years' service (full time equivalent)).

Tue, 25 Aug 2020

Interview skills guidance

The first of a series of guidance notes on best practice for recruiting staff, including interview questions.

Tue, 04 Feb 2020

HR Council News Dec 2019

Update on proposals for changes to employment law in 2020.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

Tags: HR

HR Council News Nov 2019

HR newsletter giving changes in legislation from April 2020

Mon, 18 Nov 2019

Tags: HR

Good Employer guide

Employment guidance - produced by the National Association of Local Councils

Fri, 30 Aug 2019

Employment Briefing: Pay award for 2019 - 20

Clerk salary award for 2019-20

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

Tags: Employment, HR

Clerk National Salary Award 2018-19

Salary scales for 2018-19

Mon, 20 Aug 2018

Tags: Employment, HR

HR briefing: Ledbury Report

HR implications and actions following the High Court Ruling against Ledbury TC

Sun, 10 Jun 2018

Circular 2018 - 03

Circular 3 for 2018 including

  • Data Protection Bill and GDPR
  • GDPR Update - Training opportunity
  • Final call for Transparency Fund applications from smaller councils
  • Revised Legal Topic Notes
  • New Year message from Cllr Sue Baxter, NALC Chairman
  • Request to complete survey regarding funding for services in areas with a high proportion of second/holiday homes
  • Help to clean up the Country
  • Why councils need to take employee complaints seriously (HR Issues)
  • Census Survey of Parish Councillors
  • Councillor Essential Training

Wed, 14 Feb 2018

HR: Protected Disclosure

How to deal with protected disclosure

Tue, 30 Jan 2018

2017 circular 15

Final circular for 2017

Tue, 19 Dec 2017

HR: Pressure on use of self employed contractors

Latest update on use of self -employed contractors

Mon, 18 Dec 2017

Tags: HR

Parish Council Staff Appraisal Template

Appraisal Template

Wed, 06 Sep 2017

HR factsheet July 2017: survive summer without an employment tribunal

Councils need to be aware that whilst asking staff to be flexible and cover for absent colleagues, they need to ensure that requests to work extra hours don't result in breaches of the Working Time Regulations 1998, which could result in claims at the Employment Tribunal for breach of statutory rights.

Tue, 11 Jul 2017

Tags: HR

Trade Union Pay Claim consultation

Trade Union proposed pay claim for 2108/19

Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Clerk Advertisement Template

Template to support production of an advert for clerk vacancies; template for clerk advertisement; advert for clerk vacancy

Thu, 15 Jun 2017

Tags: HR, Useful

HR factsheet - depression, Jan 2017

Employer's responsibilities with regards to depression in the workplace.

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

Tags: Employment, HR

2016-2018 National Salary Award

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) has reached agreement on pay scales for 2016 - 2018. New pay scales for 2016/17 are to be implemented immediately and backdated to 1 April 2016.

The document can be found under Documents HR/Employment

Wed, 25 May 2016

Tags: Employment, HR

National Living Wage 2016/17

National Living Wage 2016/17

NALC Briefing Note

Wed, 06 Apr 2016

Tags: Employment, HR

Employment Council News - The Easter Bank Holiday Problem

Dealing with the 10 Day 2015/16 Bank Holiday entitlements

Tue, 23 Feb 2016

Tags: Employment, HR

Managing Employees' Performance

Managing Employees' Performance

Throughout 2015 we have encountered a number of Councils who struggle to manage either problems with their Employees' performance or behaviour, or to resolve staff grievances and complaints.

This is perfectly understandable, as most Town and Parish Councils employ small numbers of staff and don't experience these issues on a regular basis. Furthermore, the Council, who make up the 'management team', have not been selected for their managerial skills, but for their interest in the Community / Parish. However, when problems occur, it is they who are ultimately responsible for managing the process.

Mistakes can be costly, potentially resulting in claims for Unfair / Constructive Dismissal which could result in an Employee being awarded up to one years income. Furthermore, discrimination claims can result in unlimited compensation being awarded.

Consequently, it would be prudent for Councillors to ensure that they have a basic grasp of how to manage staff grievance and disciplinary matters, to ensure that they can address these issues when they occur.

Help can be found in the ACAS Grievance and Disciplinary procedures, which provide Employers with basic guidance on how to manage these problems. However, to help Councils we are providing the fundamental steps to take Councils through the basic steps - please open the document for full details.

Wed, 23 Dec 2015

Tags: Employment, HR

Employment Update September 2015 - Beware Bogus Self-Employment

Employment Update September 2015 - Beware Bogus Self-Employment

Wed, 16 Sep 2015

Tags: Employment, HR

Health Assessing Potential Employees

Health Assessing Potential Employees

The current inquest in to the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy has highlighted the need for due diligence from Council's in assessing the health of new recruits.

However, investigating the state of a potential Employee's health isn't straight forward.

Tue, 11 Aug 2015

Tags: Employment, HR

Fit For Work Begins

New Occupational Health Assessment Service to be rolled out

Wed, 21 Jan 2015

Tags: Employment, HR

Holiday Pay - new guidelines

How much Holiday Pay should you pay?

Confusion about what to pay as holiday pay, has in part been resolved by Employment Appeal Tribunal's decision of the 4th November 2014 (Bear Scotland – v – Fultcher).

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

Tags: Employment, HR

Holiday Pay

Councils and other Employers who have historically paid holiday pay based on contracted hours, could have been underpaying their Employees if they routinely received overtime pay and other output related payments.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Staff Appraisal Policy

Template Appraisal Policy

Sun, 26 May 2013

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