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 17/09/2020

    This briefing provides you with a number of links including a further update on the recently published Government FE autumn term guidance, Irwin Mitchell and NHS guidance relating to self-isolation, and the governments coronavirus testing guidance for employers. There’s information about the AoC programme of autumn events and more links to upcoming employment law related webinars, plus a reminder about the AoC HR Conference taking place in October.

    17 Sep 2020

  • Employment Briefing 10/09/2020

    This briefing provides you with links to an addition to the recently published Government FE autumn term guidance, the updated Irwin Mitchell Coronavirus template policy and further information about the Government’s Kickstart Scheme. Irwin Mitchell provide a comment on fraudulent furlough claims, and Pearson provide a weekly education Policy Watch which you can read here. There’s information about two upcoming webinars, and you can watch a recently recorded event on the future of flexible working.

    10 Sep 2020

  • Employment Briefing 03/09/2020

    This briefing provides you with a link to the updated Government FE guidance, and an extensive Irwin Mitchell news round-up. Irwin Mitchell have also updated the template Coronavirus policy, and Acas have developed three process maps available to download. There are links to two free webinars taking place next week, information about the AoC Beacon Awards and a reminder about the AoC Further Education HR Online Conference taking place next month.

    04 Sep 2020

  • Employment Briefing 27/08/2020

    This briefing provides you with links to two recently published pieces of DfE guidance on face coverings (plus an Irwin Mitchell comment) and the provision of Covid-19 home test kits to colleges. There’s been a steep increase in whistleblowing cases, and Irwin Mitchell offers further advice, and the Citizens Advice Bureau has published a report on the impact of Covid-19 on the workforce and redundancy demographics. There's a repeat of the guidance produced by Irwin Mitchell a few weeks ago on how to deal with staff returning from holidays abroad and having to quarantine, a link to the webinar which took place last week on the new Education Recruiter offer from AoC, plus how to get further information, and a reminder about the AoC HR in FE virtual conference taking place in October.

    27 Aug 2020

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