January 2018

Even more opportunities are potentially opening up for housekeeping jobs as working parents struggle with their job/life balance. A recent survey has revealed that almost one in five working parents have had to turn down promotion and new jobs so they can cope with running...

Yet again, international news regarding treatment of Filipino domestic staff in Kuwait has highlighted the risks of working in some counties. Increasingly the UK is seen as the safe option. The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait, while it investigates the deaths of several Filipinos...

The Government's Fit for Work scheme which was aimed at streamlining the system of getting those off sick back to work has been scrapped. It was designed to replace the old system of Fit Notes and Sick Notes will cease at the end of March...

As an employer of domestic/household staff, you may well have house rules relating to smoking at work. The smoking ban in 2007 made it illegal for people to smoke indoors in a work or public place, but many smokers use the 20 minute rest break,...

It is human nature to expect that at the top of the tree where prices are highest, highest quality is a given. But a recent report shows that with nursing homes it is not always the case. The report by the Care Quality Commission examines homes...

If an employee commits an act which you consider unacceptable, would your first reaction be to suspend them while you find out the fact? If so, you could well be on the wrong side of justice and in breach of contract. The reminder comes following a recent...

Employment tribunal claims have soared in recent month since fees were abolished following a Supreme Court ruling that they were illegal. In the two months after the ruling, single claims shot up by 64% according to government figures – the highest in four years. The highest...

It's some way off yet, but we can see the way it's going, even 18 year old employees will have be enrolled for saving in a workplace pension scheme. The scheme will mean automatic enrolment unless the employee opts out. It will ultimately affect some 900,000...