September 2019

Would YOU give special consideration to a female domestic staff member suffering from period pain? Coexist, a Bristol-based arts centre, became the first in the UK  to offer formal period leave to women so they could work flexibly around their cycle. Now, one national broadcaster, Emma Barnett,...

Parents of premature babies could be given “neonatal leave” to spend more time with their children once they have left hospital. The plans, which to date have not been been passed into law, were recently announced by former PM Theresa May as part of her “legacy.” Mrs....

Historically employers have been able to check on the criminal backgrounds of those they may employ by obtaining a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. However, that may change with potential repercussions for those employing domestic and household who, by the nature of the job, are in...

A new bill is working it’s through parliament that could make flexible working the default position for all employees - including of course domestic and household staff. A Ten Minute Rule Bill which proposes this has been given consent to go to a second reading. It...