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There will be new rules for EU citizens visiting the UK post-Brexit if they are given approval by parliament. It is envisaged  that visitors will need to give at least three days’ notice before arriving in the UK and have had to fill in an on-line...

There has been considerable publicity around the issue of confidentiality agreements - so called “gagging orders” with employers unsure of their position. Recently a former employee who was dismissed after refusing to sign such an agreement brought a case to an employment tribunal claiming discrimination. However,...

With a recent survey showing that nine in ten care chiefs are worried about how they will cope over the winter attention is again focussed for many families on the issue of long term care for elderly relatives. The  Association of Directors of Adult Social Services...

A recent case  came before an Employment Tribunal where an woman, 89 years old was awarded £200,000 because her dismissal was “tainted by discrimination” against her age, The woman was dismissed when she was 86 years old after she failed to upload details of cancer patients...

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...

UK Below are the remaining Public Holidays for 2020, but in May there is a holiday date change. England and Wales 2020 10th April         Friday                      Good Friday 13th  April         Monday                   Easter Monday 8th    May         Friday                      Early Bank Holiday (VE Day) 25th May         Monday                   Spring Bank Holiday 31st Aug.        ...

You may have noticed that the winter months take a heavy toll on people’s mood and well-being. Well, there’s a reason why. It’s called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, and it causes the winter blues between October and March. Around 20% of people in the UK suffer...

As an employer of domestic/household staff you will undoubtedly pay considerably more than either the National Minimum Wage or the Living Wage. However, it can be useful to know what is happening in both regimes as it gives an indication of whether wage trends for staff...

A recent case which came before an Employment Tribunal illustrates how careful employers of all staff - including household and domestic - have to be in assessing if a person’s age is potentially an issue when their future employment is being considered. In the case in...

Public Holidays 2019 And 2020 In The UK. Note Change In May The thing about public holidays is that they don’t always remain the same. And in this coming year, there is an additional difference as it is a Leap Year, which means the calender has...