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As one of Britain’s largest care home groups  goes into administration, residents are awaiting the outcome. Four Seasons provides care accommodation for 17,000 residents and patients and employs some 20,000 staff. At the beginning of May, two of the holding companies behind Four Seasons appointed administrators as...

If you are mother, or father, or could be in the future, this month, May 2019, there are some developments  which may interest you. The government is taking the first steps to further extending the shared parental leave option. It is due to publish its first...

This month, May 2019, the government is set to publish its first consultation on the extension of shared parental leave to grandparents . At the present time the right to shared parental leave is limited to the mother’s partner, the child’s father, or the mother’s partner...

There are some important changes to compensation awards that employment tribunals can apply recently. The following two came into effect from April 6th this year (2019) The bands of compensation that employment tribunals can award for injury to feelings in discrimination cases (known as Vento bands) have...

If you reach the stage where you, as an employer of domestic staff, may consider an employee is too old for the job they are doing, you need to tread carefully. Listening to the comments of colleagues of “she/he is getting a bit frail nowadays” and...

As a domestic staff worker, you work in the home of your employer and the hope is that everyone respects you. But regrettably there maybe the occasion when you are not respected and some advances are made to you. Of course this should never happen, but...

We have told you before that Employment Tribunal Fees have been removed, leaving you free to take a former employer to an Employment Tribunal if you feel you were unfairly dismissed. Now if the dismissal happens in the future the amount that it is possible to...