Author: Danny Hall

At one time employers wouldn’t think twice about giving advice to an employee. The response could well be, “Thanks” Mind your own business,” or “Well that’s really up to me isn’t it”. How times change. Today, the response could just as easily be that the employer...

On a seemingly regular basis, the terminology used with staff can land an employer to  face an employment tribunal and heavy compensation awards. A recent case extended the terms even further and has produced some discussion around the question, “what next”? Calling someone at work who lacks...

If you decide not to pay your domestic/household staff a pay rise, are you in the majority or the minority? It helps when making such decisions to be aware of national pay trends even if it is to be able to say, “not at present ”...

Covid-19 Part 2 In our last newsletter, we investigated the Long Covid issues of staff absences, sick pay and when employees return to work. In this issue, we look at what constitutes a “disability” in terms of the condition and avoiding discrimination. If a member of your...

As an employed domestic or household staff member, flexible working hours are not really an option. However, It is possible that this is a preferred option for a friend or colleague whose work situation differs from yours. Not everyone has the automatic right to ask for...

On the basis of recent research, your chances of a pay rise are not very high at the moment and are likely to stay that way for at least the next six months. If this sounds depressing then perhaps the best advice is to just carry...

Everyone has to budget and balance their own finances so it helps to know what you are entitled to under certain circumstances. These are called Statutory Payments  from the government when certain things happen in your life. Figures have just been announced by HM Revenue and Customs...

As the government’s rules for living with Covid-19 have changed, so has the previous procedure for paying statutory sick pay (SSP). Now if you contract Covid-19 and are unable to attend work you will no longer be eligible for SSP from the first day of your...

Mass Exodus From Care Work If you are a carer, or have a friend who can provide care for the elderly in their own homes, things could well be looking up for you. There has increasingly been a shortage of staff for such jobs and  new figures...