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Shared Parental Leave

As an employer of domestic/household staff it is important you understand the obligations of the Shared Parental Leave rule. The rules came into force in April 2015, and a recent case – the first of its kind – brought by a husband has shown that paying differing rates to a husband or wife can land …
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Ensuring Staff Safety

Some recent court cases have highlighted the affect of heavier penalties since the implementation of the Definitive Guideline for the Sentencing of Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene offences. These came into effect in February 2016 and followed the publication of the guidelines in November 2015. A recent high profile case …
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Misconduct October 2016

When you have cause to consider suspending a domestic/household member of staff due to a perceived act of misconduct where can you turn to for reference on how to proceed? Firstly, we would stress that before taking action at all, you should take appropriate professional advice. However, it may well be that you would like …
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Focus on Car Use

When you ask your domestic/household staff member to nip down the road in the car for you how do you stand legally….? It is a very complicated area, but we would ask you to focus on one or two specific points to raise overall awareness of the care required when asking an employee to drive. …
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Don’t Cross the Line

Just a bit of banter…? Just where is the line you can’t step over? A major report shines a spotlight on sexual harassment at work and illustrates where the lines are that can’t be crossed. The report was carried out by the TUC in collaboration with the Everyday Sexism Project. In his foreword to the …
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