News & Events

This month, May 2019, the government is set to publish its first consultation on the extension of shared parental leave to grandparents . At the present time the right to shared parental leave is limited to the mother’s partner, the child’s father, or the mother’s partner...

There are some important changes to compensation awards that employment tribunals can apply recently. The following two came into effect from April 6th this year (2019) The bands of compensation that employment tribunals can award for injury to feelings in discrimination cases (known as Vento bands) have...

If you reach the stage where you, as an employer of domestic staff, may consider an employee is too old for the job they are doing, you need to tread carefully. Listening to the comments of colleagues of “she/he is getting a bit frail nowadays” and...

As a domestic staff worker, you work in the home of your employer and the hope is that everyone respects you. But regrettably there maybe the occasion when you are not respected and some advances are made to you. Of course this should never happen, but...

We have told you before that Employment Tribunal Fees have been removed, leaving you free to take a former employer to an Employment Tribunal if you feel you were unfairly dismissed. Now if the dismissal happens in the future the amount that it is possible to...

We have written before on the impact of removing Employment Tribunal Fees. Now former domestic staff employees who feel they have been treated badly and unfairly dismissed can take their cases to tribunal without cost and if you, as an employer lose, it could cost...

Check your payslip after April 6th 2019 New rules come into force regarding payslips from April 6th which may affect you. They are relevant if: a) The amount you are paid relates to the hours you work. This affects you even if you are on a fixed...

April 6th  - Or 7th Which is The Date For Changes April 6th generally brings some changes which affect employers of all including domestic staff and this year is no exception. However, the new rates itemised below will take effect from next Sunday, April 7th as it...

 Rules on Non-Disclosure Agreements May Be About To Change Non-Disclosure Agreements are not uncommon in the domestic employment world and, in many cases, their use is totally acceptable in preventing confidential information being leaked. However, the now international ME TOO movement has highlighted how in some cases...

If you are employed and earning more than £10,000 a year as a housekeeper, or indeed any job, you are entitled to be enrolled in the Auto-Enrolment workplace pension scheme. This government programme aims to ensure that you are paying into a pension. The BIG plus...