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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...

15 May 2020 Government guidance is now that many of those who cannot work from home should return to work. This will of course raise many questions in your mind. Below, we have eight highly relevant questions and answers including reprinting the full text of six compiled...

In this unique period of Covid-19 worry and appropriate restrictions, families are seeking the best domestic and caring staff ~ and live-in jobs offer your best employment option. In recent years, increasingly domestic employees have preferred to take live-out jobs, travelling into work and back home...

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...

We have been inundated with important questions from domestic staff desperate for information on their rights during this unique time. To put minds at ease, we have enlisted the help of our own advisors, Hine Legal, specialists in employment law who were named in The Times...

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...

Here are the rules concerning pay and time off. UK Bank Holidays and how they affect you as an employee can be confusing, and some of them are coming up soon. So here we have laid out all the relevant dates.  You can check if...

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 employee the differences are important to you. The following will be helpful if you find yourself dismissed and told you are being made redundant. If you’re faced with redundancy, your employer must treat you fairly and act...