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1. Q. Some staff are being encouraged to return to work but my furloughed employee is refusing to do so. With the lockdown restrictions being eased, the government’s furlough scheme is being wound down.  My employee is citing travel on public transport as being unsafe. She...

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...