HR professionals who work in local authorities need to be aware of rules that are specific to their sector, in addition to generally applicable employment law and HR good practice. For example there are specific rules on the application of TUPE in the public sector, the calculation of continuity of service and regulation around certain senior posts.
Working in HR in a local authority also means working within the framework of nationally negotiated terms and conditions.
Caroline Nugent is the new president of the Public Services People Managers' Association (PPMA). Here, she puts forward the key areas in the public sector she feels the new Government should focus on.
Unions representing thousands of claimants in a long-running equal pay claim against Glasgow City Council have welcomed the latest victory in the Court of Session.
Updated to include a reference to R (on the application of P and others) v Secretary of State for Justice and others, in which the Court of Appeal considered the filtering process for DBS checks.
Female councillors face a culture of sexism "which would not be out of place in the 1970s", according to Dame Margaret Hodge MP, co-chair of the Local Government Commission.
Updated to reflect that the new rules on off-payroll working in the public sector (known as IR35) are in force from 6 April 2017.
Updated to reflect that the Public Sector Apprenticeship Targets Regulations 2017 are in force from 31 March 2017.
We discuss the requirement for public-sector employers with 250 or more employees to report their gender pay gap information.
XpertHR Quick Reference - National Joint Council for Local Government Services pay spine.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to local authority employers.
Laurie Anstis is a director with Boyes Turner LLP, specialising in employment law.