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Cleanliness in kitchens is essential to prevent the spread of potentially harmful bacteria. Your employer should provide colour-coded kitchen cutting boards to reduce the risk of cross contamination. i.e. the transfer of harmful bacteria from one food product to another via the most common routes, equipment, tools, hands...

If you, as an employer of Domestic/Household staff pay enhanced Maternity pay, but not enhanced Shared Parental Pay, (SPL) how do you stand legally. (see explanatory footnote for further explanation) Well at the moment, it's a tricky question, as failing to do so has firstly been...

 Top Holiday Tips It’s that time again, summer and the holiday period, so we have put together some really useful tips and information to help you. Just click the links to take you straight to the facts: My housekeeper only has a domestic visa can she travel abroad...

If you leave your home unoccupied while you are on holiday, it can be an irresistible target for thieves. that said, there are plenty of things that you can do to make your home, and the possessions contained within it, more secure while you are...

If staff only have a domestic visa, then they cannot travel. if they have indefinite leave to remain then they can travel with a schengen visa, which costs 60 euros. this allows the holder to travel freely in the schengen (europe) area (25 countries)....

In order to sponsor someone to work here, employers must be licensed by UK Visas and Immigration and, in most cases, need to apply for a restricted certificate of sponsorship, Uncertainties around the post-Brexit immigration situation has worsened for many employers in term of recruiting employees...

With all the uncertainty around staff employment at present, some employers experiencing recruiting the right staff may be tempted to employ staff who do not have the right to work in the UK, but do have the right experience. However penalties are now truly severe. You...

It's that time again, Summer and people are thinking about holidays. But as an employer of Domestic/Household staff can you say NO, when a staff member asks specific holiday dates? The answer in short, is YES, you can. The Working Time Regulations 1998 only state that you must...

How To Beat The Worst Wage Squeeze In Modern History The UK's real wage squeeze is the worst in modern history and the slowest for 200 years, according to the Trades Union Confess (TUC) which speaks for millions of workers. TUC says wages have lagged behind inflation...

If you, as an employer of Domestic/Household staff pay enhanced Maternity pay, but not enhanced Shared Parental Pay, (SPL) how do you stand legally? Well at the moment, it's a tricky question, as failing to do so has firstly been ruled that it did NOT constitute...