July 2018

Usually, when seeking employment you are expected to provide two references, one of these usually being your existing or past employer. But is your employer obligated to provide a reference? As always nothing is quite a simple as it seems. In essence, the answer is no they...

Shared Parental leave? What's that? If that's your reaction as an employed parent, then you are not alone, Despite a campaign launched earlier in the year to raise awareness of the shared parental leave scheme, take-up remains low. Less than 8% of eligible families have signed...

The numbers of people visiting city parks and open spaces has soared by 25% from 2010 - 2016. According to Natural England, latest figures show an estimated 879 million visits to parks in towns and cities in 2015/16. Urban green spaces are increasingly utilised with an...

Completely free movement of people will end when the UK leaves the EU, according to a new government white paper. The decision will be a blow to many EU citizens who have planned to come to the UK for work as domestic staff. Free movement of people...

Were you totally honest in your job application? Did you stretch the truth and can your employer fire you if they find out? The answer is, well it depends...

The numbers of people visiting city parks and open spaces has soared by 25% from 2010 to 2016. According to Natural England, latest figures show an estimated 879 million visits to parks in towns and cities in 2015/16. Urban Green spaces are increasingly utilised with an...

Completely free movement of people will end when the UK leaves the EU, according a new  government white paper.  The decision will be a blow to many employers and potential employers of domestic staff. A white paper published mid-July lays out in 104 pages many of...

Summer time and August Bank Holiday is fast approaching. Just to remind you, the date is 27th August. But do you have the right to the time off, and do  you have the right to be paid? Contrary to what many staff believe, your employer does...

As an employer of domestic staff you will either have been asked to provide a reference to a staff member leaving your employ, or have asked for a prospective candidate to provide a reference. The normal procedure on seeking employment is to provide two references, one...