Author: The Graham Agency

2020 Friday 25th December – Christmas Day Monday 28th December – Boxing Day The big change in Christmas holidays this year is that they effectively become a long four day weekend break. The reason is that when Christmas falls on a Friday,  a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes the bank holiday. So,...

The question often asked in regard to Public holidays, is “Does my boss have to give me the time off and pay me”? Unfortunately, employers do NOT have to give staff paid leave on Bank or Public Holidays. They can choose to include them as part...

London’s New Tier Two Rules - What They Mean London’s 32 boroughs and the City of London, are now subject to the new Tier Two Covid-19 rules following  the end of national lockdown on December 2. Here are the new  rules in tier 2: Non-essential shops in all...

“I carried on working and wasn’t furloughed but it was not possible to take my holidays,  so do I lose them”? The answer is NO, you do not. Almost all workers, including zero-hour contracted workers and those on irregular hours contracts, are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks’...

There are many whose employment within the domestic and household staff world, whose job has either disappeared or changed due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Such changes are often difficult to accept, even when logically you can see the reasoning behind the decision. However, what...

A survey  revealed that two-thirds of employees plan to carry over some of their annual leave into the new year, taking over 5.1 days on average. The survey by price comparison site Finder.com holds implications for employers including domestic and household staff. So what is the annual...

As the Covid -19 situation deepens, it is possible that, when implementing staff reductions or job changes, including Domestic and Household, that short cuts are made in the procedures. It may well be that with today’s pressures, mistakes are simply made in genuine error, but figures...

Overclaims fall into two categories; claiming an erroneous amount or claiming a grant to which you were no longer entitled if your situation as an employer changed, for example an employee left. So what happens now? A penalty will not be  incurred providing you can demonstrate that...

To assist our reader, we have gathered the main points regarding the impact of the government’s second lockdown, which we feel may be of interest to you. The Government has confirmed that the following businesses were required to close from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2...