CORONAVIRUS RELATED INFORMATION AND RESOURCES can be found on the dedicated HR and Employment Covid-19 resource hub page (part of the AoC Covid-19 resource hub).

Working closely with members, we provide indemnified advice and guidance to colleges in employment law, industrial relations and HR practice through our partners, Irwin Mitchell. As the employers' association, we provide a collective voice for further education college employers'.

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Feature publications for Employment

  • Employment Briefing 10/06/2021

    In this week’s briefing we provide you with a number of Irwin Mitchell updates, including a summary of a recent covid related ET. You’ll also find a link to a recent Irwin Mitchell podcast on holiday pay (plus others), and there’s wealth of other links to free webinars including how to access a Beacon Best Practice award winner webinar.

    10 Jun 2021

  • Employment Briefing 27/05/2021

    In this week’s briefing you can read about the outcome of a recent EAT concerning the payment of adoption and shared parental leave pay at different rates, and a recent select committee report concerning hybrid working. There are links to some useful Mental Health UK webinars and along with a hefty list of upcoming events. Plus, you’ll be reminded about the deadline for the AoC Workforce Survey and a request to share policies and guidance notes.

    27 May 2021

  • Negotiations Briefing 02/20

    Negotiations Briefing 02/20 includes information about the final pay recommendation for 2020/2021 and details of two pieces of work for additional sector funding.

    26 May 2021

  • Employment Briefing 20/05/2021

    This week’s briefing is packed with advice and resources from Irwin Mitchell. Starting with a summary of the impact of the third step of leaving lockdown, IM also offer advice on how best to respond to allegations of sexual abuse by staff against students, provide further guidance (including a new policy) on the Menopause, and a view of the Kostal Supreme Court Case. IM have also provided links to the recordings of their HR Conference sessions that took place last week, plus a recording of the AoC/IM mock employment tribunal. We make a plea for updated resources for the Sample Policy Library and remind you about the extended AoC Workforce Survey deadline. Finally, you’ll find links to upcoming webinars and recordings.

    20 May 2021

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