Climate change day of action: employer responses

There have been a few queries around the 'Climate change day of action’ being suggested on 20 September. The LGA has responded with the following guidance. There have been calls for workers to join a climate change day of action on 20th September. Although the focus...

Chief Executive and Chief Officer Pay Survey

Late last year, the LGA asked councils to submit their pay data for Chief Executives and Chief Officers. This included personal data about Chief Executive and Chief Officer Pay post holders to allow analysis of gender, ethnicity and age equality. The report is now...

Trade Union Facilities Time Reporting

Time to act! The extended deadline of 31 August 2019 for reporting Trade Union Facilities Time figures is fast approaching and nearly half of councils in the South East have yet to submit their data. Your council needs to submit their data using the online Gov.uk tool...

Case Law – Holiday Pay for Part-Time workers

The Harpur Trust v Brazel [2019] EWCA Civ 1402 Holiday pay calculation is the hot topic this year with Holiday Pay for Part-Time workers in the spotlight. Most cases have been on what elements of pay should be included in the calculation of holiday pay. This case of...

SEE in pictures

Whether you've worked with us for years or just discovered our services, you might not be aware of the breadth of what we have to offer.So for the first time, we've put together an 'annual report' in the form of an infographic showing you just how much...

Case Law – Social Media and the world of work

Forbes v LHR Airport Ltd LHR Airport was found not to be liable for the act of one of its employees sharing an image that was racially offensive on her personal social media Facebook Page by the EAT. In so doing the EAT commented that identifying whether an act was...

How can councillors and officers handle intimidating behaviour?

With large parts of the population more politically engaged and divided than ever, councillors and officers are reporting an increase in hostility towards them carrying out their roles.  Working on the front line and with public-facing contact essential, public sector...

Continuous Service – The basic rules

A common question we get asked is ‘We have someone joining us from another council. Do they have continuous service?’ There are some basic rules that can help you answer this question. The rules The clock starts from zero for any statutory entitlements or benefits....

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