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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  • Employment Briefing 26/11/20

    This week’s briefing provides you with information about the new regional tier system, including a useful comment by Irwin Mitchell, and IM have also provided an insight into workplace bullying. There’s a reminder about the AoC Teaching and Junior Support recruitment offer, a link to the ETF Diversity in Leadership (with apologies for this not working in last week’s briefing), and HMRC have provided a reminder about furlough related deadlines. Finally, there are links to a few upcoming webinars.

    26 Nov 2020

  • Employment Briefing 19/11/2020

    This week’s briefing provides you with Irwin Mitchell’s complete guide to the extended furlough scheme, plus they have updated the template flexible furlough letter, and they have attempted to answer your questions in response to clinically extremely vulnerable staff who can’t work from home. AoC has worked with the Education and Training Foundation to develop a Diversity in Leadership Toolkit, which you can download from the link provided, and there are further links to upcoming webinars and a recent recording.

    19 Nov 2020

  • Employment Briefing 12/11/2020

    This week’s briefing focuses on the guidance and advice concerning national lock down and the Job Retention Scheme.

    12 Nov 2020

  • Employment Briefing 05/11/2020

    This week’s briefing provides you with the updated DfE guidance for education and childcare settings, the government’s reviewed advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable and a link to the HSE's subsequently updated guidance, and what we know, so far, about the extended Job Retention Scheme. There’s a reminder about the employer covid-19 testing portal and information on coronavirus homeworking tax relief. The Home Office have updated its guidance on the Right to Work checks required for EU citizens, and there’s a link to access the HMRC bi-monthly Employer Bulletin. Finally, there’s a selection of free webinar links and webinar recordings.

    05 Nov 2020

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