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This month, May 2018 sees the first consultation of extending shared Parental Leave to Grandparents. The move to further extend Shared Parental Leave in this way was floated by Chancellor George Osborne earlier in the year. Shared Parental Leave was introduced for parents of babies due on...

Take some advice to help you perform to the best of your potential at an interview. These interview tips will help even the most inexperienced interviewees to shine: Common questions. Consider the most likely questions that you are going to be asked before you even...

Here are the rules concerning pay and time off. UK Bank Holidays and how they affect you as an employee can be confusing, and some of them are coming up soon. So here we have laid out all the relevant dates for this year and next...

It is often emotionally difficult for all concerned when an aged relative enters a care home, and one of the hopes is that they can make connections and friends with staff caring for them. But a study has thrown cold water on this hope, revealing that nearly half of...

Tribunal cases have continued to soar since fees were ruled unlawful, a trend which holds implications for every employer, including those of domestic and household staff. Latest statistics released by the Ministry of Justice, regarding the situation in the last full quarter of December 2017 show that single claims were...

Even more opportunities are potentially opening up for housekeeping jobs as working parents struggle with their job/life balance. A recent survey has revealed that almost one in five working parents have had to turn down promotion and new jobs so they can cope with running...

Yet again, international news regarding treatment of Filipino domestic staff in Kuwait has highlighted the risks of working in some counties. Increasingly the UK is seen as the safe option. The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait, while it investigates the deaths of several Filipinos...

The Government's Fit for Work scheme which was aimed at streamlining the system of getting those off sick back to work has been scrapped. It was designed to replace the old system of Fit Notes and Sick Notes will cease at the end of March...

As an employer of domestic/household staff, you may well have house rules relating to smoking at work. The smoking ban in 2007 made it illegal for people to smoke indoors in a work or public place, but many smokers use the 20 minute rest break,...