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It may be true to say that from time to time we have all lost our temper with a domestic member of staff: a housekeeper,  carer or a nanny, and, in the heat of the moment, perhaps spoken in an intemperate manner.  Nothing new there,...

There are many barriers already broken by women today: the boardroom, finance and politics to name but a few, but there are still two barriers that block many women from achieving their full potential. Firstly and traditionally, the baby barrier, for it is an undeniable fact...

In part one of Breaking the Final Barrier we discussed the essential problem for many women, that of combining success in business with providing the best possible level of care for aging parents.  Here we continue with addressing how the problem of financing that care...

You send your housekeeper, nanny, chauffeur or indeed any member of your domestic staff out on an errand for you; instead of taking an hour, it takes three hours. When questioned, there is a story of delays, queues and so on which you accept.  Then it...

As an employer of domestic staff you will either have been asked to provide a reference to a staff member leaving your employment, or have asked for a prospective candidate to provide a reference. The normal procedure on seeking employment is to provide two references, one...

If you haven’t heard the term ”workplace pensions”  or if you have and don’t really comprehend  what they are or mean to you as an employer of perhaps just one domestic staff member...

When we read about employment issues, it’s easy for those of us who employ just one domestic staff member to forget that, although we are at the low end of the employment scale in numbers, the law affects us all regardless of size. So, we try...

It’s a tricky situation. You need childcare for your children – but not all the time. You prefer to have someone come into your home rather than send your children to a childcare centre, an idea is born, perhaps a nanny.  This way, you don’t have...

The Graham Agency has lots of exciting and well-paid temporary and one-off assignments.  Register with us now if you have some free time and would like to join our experienced team of temporary staff. Please email [email protected] with your details....

You notice we have called  the arrangement an “agreement” because it is still unclear legally if it is actually a contract at all and often the courts will decide the issue having examined all aspects of the working relationship.  Suddenly it’s started to get complicated! Now...