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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...

Employers today have to be aware of risk of discrimination against employees in a range of areas and now another may be added. An Employment tribunal is to decide whether veganism is a "philosophical belief" akin to a religion, in a landmark legal action.It stems from...

UK public holidays 2019 1 January Tuesday, New Year’s Day 19 April Friday, Good Friday 22 April Monday, Easter Monday 6 May Monday, Early May Bank Holiday 27 May Monday, Spring Bank Holiday 26 August, Monday Summer Bank Holiday 25 December, Wednesday, Christmas Day 26 December Thursday, Boxing Day.   Your Obligation To Pay Or...

When your housekeeper or other domestic staff employee has an illness, it’s often easy to see and you can raise the issue if and when needed. But when the problem is a mental health condition, how can you tell? Well, in truth, unless you see a deterioration...

Look how lucky you could be! Do you feel lucky today ? well you could if you just pick up the phone. There are over 160,000 workers in the UK who feel they are lucky to have their wage boosted to £10.55 per hour in London and...

If you suddenly find CCTV cameras where you are working as a housekeeper, do you have the right to know in advance and what the images are used for? The answer is yes to both questions and your right are laid out by the government. It’s...

All national minimum wage rates are set to rise again, with the Living Wage - the statutory national minimum wage for those aged 25 and over- will go up the highest by almost 5% from 1 April 2019. It will boost the figure from £7.83 to...

Recently in Singapore an employer used CCTV to monitor his domestic staff and when he saw his child abused handed the evidence to the police. He then posted it on Facebook. His actions have once again stirred up the “should we or shouldn’t we” monitor...