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I have asked my employee to return to work but she says her childrens’ school isn’t opening and she needs to stay at home. Where do I stand? The government has said that if a person unable to work due to childcare responsibilities then you, as...

1 Q .Has the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Furlough, been extended? A. Yes, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that it will continue until the end of October. furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500. However, the following changes are...

As employers of domestic and household staff it is essential that you understand how the UK lockdown affects your working relationship with staff. At The Graham Agency, we have been inundated with important questions from staff and employers desperate for information during this unique time. It...

Easter and May Bank Holidays are fast approaching. But do you have a legal obligation to give your domestic staff time off and pay them? Just to remind you the dates are as follows:- 2020/2021 England and Wales Good Friday - Friday 10th April Easter Monday - Monday 13th April Early...

Major changes to what information you have to provide to all employees and workers come into force from April 6th. In addition to greater detail, the new document, a: Statement Of Main Terms and Conditions (SMT) now applies to both employees and workers on the first...

Parents of babies born prematurely are to have extra statutory paid leave. The move was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his March 11th budget. The proposed new Neonatal Pay and Leave regulations  will allow new mothers and fathers to claim statutory paid leave of £160...

But how precisely does redundancy differ from dismissal? As an employer of domestic and household staff, the differences are important as not following procedures can result in an employment tribunal case. The following will be helpful if you find yourself in a position when you need...

 It may not be convenient for you if your employee becomes pregnant, but her rights are protected in law. The case of an employee, eight months pregnant, who was made redundant, reinforces that point yet again. Helen Larkin was given two weeks notice of her redundancy...