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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...

In the  first instance let’s define a “dependant”. A dependant could be a spouse, partner, child, grandchild, parent, or someone who depends on you for care. Emergencies will happen, so what can you expect in terms of time off to deal with the situation? Well, you are...

What are their rights to time off to deal with it? First of all, let us  be clear on what constitutes a “dependant.”A dependant could be a spouse, partner, child, grandchild, parent, or someone who depends on you for care. Employees are allowed a reasonable amount of...