January 2019

Greater Protection For Pregnant Women. When a pregnant woman or new parents return to work - as a member of domestic staff -they can receive a widely differing reception. “It’s good to see you back” to “Hmm the girl doing maternity cover did a much better...

If you are going to ask your boss for a salary increase, there are a couple of things you need to think about first. Number one isn’t to say how much you would like, It is to explain why. This way your employer can understand where...

Many housekeepers, nannies and other domestic staff drive when employers ask, sometimes for a school run, or shopping. But driving in winter requires special knowledge and as an employer you have a duty of care to ensure staff are equipped for this. Failure to ensure that...

Wow Thanks For The Pay Rise - I Didn't Even Notice. As you know (or should do) your employer will have enrolled you in the government’s Auto-Enrolment pension scheme. What you probably don’t know is that you have effectively been given a pay rise! With effect from...

The wearing of religious symbols by staff at work can sometimes be a vexing issue for employers, and also a potentially difficult area to approach. As the employee you really need to know what the “rules” are before initiating any discussion. There are a number of basic...

If your domestic staff ask for a salary increase, would yes or no be your immediate response? Actually it is better not to go down either route. Perhaps “OK, let’s talk about this” is a better response. While your second thought may be “How much”, again...