Editor's message: If you are an HR professional working in a local authority, you need to keep on top of rules that are specific to your sector, in addition to generally applicable employment law and 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.
This page is where you will find the latest XpertHR content of particular relevance to local authority employers, including links to the local authority sector-specific sections of the Employment law manual.
Susie Munro, senior employment law editor
Updated to include the details of six new pay awards across the sector.
Updated to include a link to the government website where data submitted by public-sector employers relating to facility time will be published.
Updated to include information on Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake, concerning the payment of workers on sleep-in shifts.
Updated to reflect the recently agreed new national pay scale, effective from 1 April 2018.
We analyse pay deals covering local authority employees for the period 2017-2018.
Are local authorities ready for Government 2.0? Roisin Woolnough looks at how public sector employers are responding to the push to go digital and the role of HR in doing so.
Jeremy Corbyn yesterday vowed to end public sector outsourcing in the wake of the collapse of support services giant Carillion.
Updated to include information on Johnstone & Johnstone v Glasgow City Council, on the employment status of foster carers under the MTFC programme.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to local authority employers.