June 2017

Once again, the risks to domestic staff, including housekeepers, of working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been exposed by a court. The scandals reach the highest levels with eight UAE princesses being convicted by a Belgian court of human trafficking and degrading treatment...

It has become patently obvious just how powerful are today's social media platforms. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat etc can all play a part in conveying both information and views. And that's the issue.. they are both popular and powerful. As a result it may well pay employers...

As part of the government's on-going series “webinars” (web based seminars) HM Revenue and Customs have arranged series of dates covering an introduction to expenses and benefits which you as an employer may pay to your domestic/household staff. This series of webinars covers an overview of...

With the holiday period now on us, many employers will take domestic staff, particularly housekeepers away with them, so who looks after things while they are away? If the answer is 'no one' then perhaps it maybe wise to consider temporary staff. Your need for temporary...

If you already employ, or are considering employing domestic and household staff on a so-called “zero hours” contract, then you will need to keep up-to-date with possible changes for those working on this regime. A forthcoming review reportedly suggests that those on such contracts be given...