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It is human nature to expect that at the top of the tree where prices are highest, highest quality is a given. But a recent report shows that with nursing homes it is not always the case. The report by the Care Quality Commission examines homes...

If an employee commits an act which you consider unacceptable, would your first reaction be to suspend them while you find out the fact? If so, you could well be on the wrong side of justice and in breach of contract. The reminder comes following a recent...

Employment tribunal claims have soared in recent month since fees were abolished following a Supreme Court ruling that they were illegal. In the two months after the ruling, single claims shot up by 64% according to government figures – the highest in four years. The highest...

It's some way off yet, but we can see the way it's going, even 18 year old employees will have be enrolled for saving in a workplace pension scheme. The scheme will mean automatic enrolment unless the employee opts out. It will ultimately affect some 900,000...

Wages are squeezed and it looks like another five years of the same before earnings are even anywhere near 2008 levels, so how can you, as domestic or household staff buck the trend and keep money in your pocket? It was Director of the Institute of...

There has been a major development that could affect many domestic staff, now and in the future If you have lodged a complaint against a former employer since July 2003, you would have had to pay a compulsory fee firstly to make the complaint and then...

Increases in statutory pay rates staff recently announced by the government will affect a whole range of workers. We have listed all the new rates below to help you ensure you will be paid the correct levels which come into effect in April 2018. These new...

A recent court case illustrates just how important it is for employers of domestic and household staff to be as sure as possible of the prospective employee's character. In the case in point a butler working for a HNW family stole art and jewellery worth 1.9...