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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 15/04/2021

    In this week’s briefing we start with a request for volunteers to assist us with gathering data on pay in relation to teachers’ starting salaries and the cost of raising minimum pay rates to the Foundation Living Wage level. Irwin Mitchel provide comments on the impact of recent tribunal cases on staff refusing to return to work and the menopause, plus there’s an invite for staff and students to an IM gender diversity event. Acas is holding a free redundancy webinar, and we remind you about the vast library of redundancy/restructuring template letters provided by IM. AoC is also gathering information about your recent staff recruitment experiences, and there’s a reminder about the IM webinars taking place in April and may and the mock employment tribunal event in May.

    15 Apr 2021

  • Employment Briefing 08/04/2021

    In this week’s briefing you’ll find a link to the update DfE operational guidance, further details about the IM webinars taking place in April and May, plus information about the IM non-sector specific Employment Law and HR virtual conference. Find out more about Ofsted’s plans for the coming months, a DfE campaign to attract teachers into FE and how covid has affected the prospects of children and young people with SEND. IM comment on an increase in ET dismissal cases and a rules reversal on immigration for foreign suppliers – and to end with a reminder about the IM mock tribunal event in May.

    08 Apr 2021

  • Employment Briefing 01/04/2021

    In this week’s briefing you’ll find information about the updated AoC recommended pay scales due to the NLW increase, a number of briefings from Irwin Mitchell, plus a note of three upcoming IM live webinar events taking place in April and May, and a reminder about the Mock Employment Tribunal also taking place in May.

    01 Apr 2021

  • Employment Briefing 25/03/2021

    This week’s briefing starts with a comment on the letter from UCU that many principals have recently received and provides links to further information. There’s a briefing from Irwin Mitchell on the recent Supreme Court ruling on sleep-in shifts, and links to a range of webinars and recordings from HMRC, IM and others. In particular, there’s a reminder about the AoC/IM Mock Employment Tribunal event in May which presents an invaluable CPD opportunity for HR staff and other line and senior managers.

    25 Mar 2021

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