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The Government’s Consultation On Shared Parental Leave May Affect Employers of Domestic/Household Staff

The government is poised to consider extending leave rights for family members of new mothers. The outcome may well impact on leave rights for those employed as domestic/household staff. A consultation is to be launched on the introduction of shared grandparental leave. The leave would allow a mother to share her leave with one nominated …
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What are the effects of the recent European Court of Justice ruling regarding an employee wearing a religious symbol?

There has recently been publicity of a case where the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that a company’s ban on a female employee wearing a headscarf at work was not directly discriminatory. However we would caution against any employer of domestic or household staff using this judgement to implement a ban of the wearing …
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Housekeepers May Be Affected By Government’s Consultation On Employer-provided Living Accommodation.

Employers providing accommodation for Housekeepers and Household staff will have to await the outcome of a forthcoming government consultation to assess possible tax implications. The intention to launch the consultation was announced by the Chancellor in the recent Spring Budget. Although a date has not been announced, the consultation will examine and take evidence on …
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