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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...

As a domestic/household employee you may face the possibility of being made redundant if your employer considers reducing staff levels or consolidating roles. So what are your rights if this were to actually happen?   The possibility has already been encountered by many people as new figures...

  As a domestic/household employee you can, of course, choose not go to work, however you can’t expect there not to be any repercussions. The first is that you can be dismissed as you would be in breach of your contract of employment. If you do not...

As an employer of domestic/household staff you may, in these difficult times, face upto the option of consolidating staff roles and redundancies   If so, you are not alone as Acas, the concilliation service, has seen a jump of 160% redundancy-related calls in recent months compared with...

If employees refuse to return to work, what are your rights? In “normal” times, an employee can of course be disciplined , or dismissed if they do not turn up for work as they are in breach of their contract of employment.   Section 44 of the Employment...

If you are considering annual pay increases for your domestic and household staff it is important to be aware of pay trends before entering into negotiations.   A recent survey * showed that rather than raising salary levels, almost a fifth of employers have already cut back...

Extremely clinically vulnerable employees who stayed at home to protect themselves from corona virus are now allowed to return to work. This came into effect at the beginning of August, however, many fear being made redundant or worry about  their safety when returning to their place...