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Look how lucky you could be! Do you feel lucky today ? well you could if you just pick up the phone. There are over 160,000 workers in the UK who feel they are lucky to have their wage boosted to £10.55 per hour in London and...

If you suddenly find CCTV cameras where you are working as a housekeeper, do you have the right to know in advance and what the images are used for? The answer is yes to both questions and your right are laid out by the government. It’s...

All national minimum wage rates are set to rise again, with the Living Wage - the statutory national minimum wage for those aged 25 and over- will go up the highest by almost 5% from 1 April 2019. It will boost the figure from £7.83 to...

Recently in Singapore an employer used CCTV to monitor his domestic staff and when he saw his child abused handed the evidence to the police. He then posted it on Facebook. His actions have once again stirred up the “should we or shouldn’t we” monitor...

  In many situations, women’s Menopause is still a taboo subject, but in the workplace, including that of your domestic staff, it has to be recognised and taken into account. In 2017 the government published a report “Menopause: effects on women s’ economic participation.” Prior to that...

In 2020, the government will introduce a new leave entitlement, bereavement leave, being a statutory entitlement, it will be paid leave. There is currently no requirement for you as an employer to grant leave in these harrowing times , although common decency comes into play an...

Despite repeated publicity promotions and warnings to employers - including of course those of domestic and household staff - of not paying the legal minimum wage, a record £15.6 million worth of underpayment has been uncovered by the government in just the last year. As a...

You would like to think that when your domestic/Household staff are working for you, that even on their days off,  they are not working for anyone else. But according to a report by Henley Business School, 40% of employees have a job on the side to...

With some claims by employees and former employees of discrimination at Employment Tribunals, one can easily see how an employer crossed the line. However, with some you might think; “Well, that took me by surprise.” A recent case in Belgium might come under that umbrella. A...

Continued exposure of deficiencies in care homes in England will yet again focus the minds of families on alternative solutions. The organisation which checks and rates care homes the Care Quality Commission (CQC) uses four ratings - outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate. Almost 3,000 of the...