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...since 2019 due to falling interest in jobs once held by EU workers Online recruitment giant Indeed, which conducted the research, said the rise was more than double the 5% wage growth seen in roles with the lowest share of European nationals. The pay growth gap widened...

It is hoped that you are never made redundant, but if that does happen, here is how you can calcuate your redundancy payment. From April 6th the following new rates for Statutory Redudancy payments apply: The cap on the value of a week’s pay, which is used...

If you are in the care sector or have friends who are, you will be interested to know that regulations requiring care workers to be vaccinated against Covid were lifted from 15 March in England. The government’s view is that  things have changed since the policy...

...in the 1st year if I have changed my job? If you have not yet been employed for 52 weeks, your pay entitlements depends on how many full weeks you have been employed.  For example, if you've been with your new employer for 26 full weeks,...

.....And Costly The outcome of some Employment tribunal cases can sometimes teach us, as employers of domestic staff, just how careful we need to be before asking questions. A simple enquiry can lead to a costly outcome. Take for instance the recent case of a female employee who...

... what you are called?  Increasingly So. At one time, Mr, Mrs, Miss, Sir, Ma’am were the accept  norms of address to most of us. The term Gender Pronoun wasn’t in the mix. Today, it is all different. One’s choice of gender pronoun is increasingly important to...

The Domestic Staff Market May Well Have Different Pressures In many countries it appears that in the employment arena pressures and expectations have made a 180 degree turn.  For the first time in decades, across national borders, there is growing evidence that the traditional feature of...

...Has Now Ended The government’s  Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme which financially helped many employers has now ended.  It ended on March 17th and employers can no longer claim back Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for employees’ coronavirus-related absences or self-isolation that occur. The normal Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)...

The Cost Of Living Goes Up, Am I Entitled To An Annual Pay Rise? Staff on the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage are in line for an annual pay rise. As a domestic staff Employee you are, of course, not on these wage...

...Scrapped.  This Is What You Need To Know All remaining legal restrictions in England have been removed as part of the Prime Minister's "Living with Covid" plan.  Below, we have laid out for you all the new conditions. It means people who test positive for Covid are...