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  There has been considerable publicity recently about an employee who won at an Employment Tribunal after he was sacked for going to a pub when he was off sick. So, does that open the door for you to do the same, after all if it’s OK...

As more employers offer equal parenthood leave and paid leave for employees who experience the loss of a pregnancy, does it set out leave benefits which all employers will feel the need to follow? The latest move in this direction has been the The John Lewis...

If your domestic or household staff are continuing to be ill following a Covid-19 infection, they could be suffering from Long Covid. So what are the symptoms? What are the implications for continuing payment? What are the compensation implications? The situation is complex, but it is important...

An applicant for new domestic staff position says: “Well you know that the figures show salaries are rising by almost 10%, are you able to increase my salary offer by that amount?” As you try not to fall off your chair, you ask for some evidence...

What Does A Domestic Couple Do? A domestic couple will usually offer services that cover two sides of domestic help, one may be a housekeeper/cook/nanny and the other may work as a gardener, chauffer or handyman. However in some cases they be a housekeeper and a...

Your Responsibility As An Employer If you are considering hiring private staff, it is important to be aware of your responsibilities as an employer. When you hire someone to work in your home, such as a housekeeper, nanny, cleaner or butler, you will be considered their...

June 30th is a vital deadline for those EU workers who have not applied for Pre-settled or Settled status. If you, or any colleagues, are in the situation where you need to apply and have not, now is the time to act. Below are some links...

What are the chances that you have, or are suffering from stress as a result of the Covid-19  pandemic? Statistically it is quite likely that you may be, but are just carrying on. But sometimes it helps to have a reference to see what the effects...

Once again, fraudsters on the internet have found a new way to take money off unsuspecting people -  this time those seeking work. As job vacancies rise, there are fake job adverts for a range of job types. Once answering the ad, applicants are directed to...