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A bill currently going through parliament will lay down new regulations on payment for work experience. This will obviously extend to any such work undertaken regarding household, gardening or seasonal activity. Titled the Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill [HL] 2017-19 I will prohibit non-payment for work-experience...

Employment Tribunal Claims May Rise After Ruling Employers of domestic and household staff need to be aware that disgruntled former employee's can now lodge claims in employment tribunals without paying fees. This follows after the Supreme Court ruled that the tribunal fees imposed in 2013 were illegal. Now,...

Domestic staff need to be aware when considering a job in the Gulf countries that maids there have been illegally bought and sold on the internet. The warning comes after a BBC investigation found that Facebook Groups are being used to to conduct the trade. This...

If the recommendations of an independent review of the treatment of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in the criminal justice system become law, the criminal records of any criminal could be sealed from employers, including of course those of domestic and household staff. The...

The internet tutorial programme provided by HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs) continues to expand and offer valuable, free learning opportunities for all employers, including those of domestic and household staff. Their “Webinars,” web based seminars, cover a range of subjects relating to, tax, benefits and expenses....

Almost 190,000 more people aged 65 years or older will require care by 2035 to cope with the rise in demand, a paper in the journal The Lancet predicts . Health professionals are urging the government to urgently act to overcome the problems of a lack...

In a major ruling for employers – including those of domestic and household staff - employment tribunal fees have been ruled unlawful by the UK's Supreme Court. Since July 2013 when the fees were introduced, the number of cases filed at employment tribunals has fallen dramatically....

Employers of staff, including domestic and household, may well find post-Brexit, that the rights of employees in the UK differ from those granted to workers in EU Countries and to which we have all become accustomed. This could quite possibly impact any aspect of employment...

Part One. The Contract of Employment you must give your staff should spell out their duties and obligations. It is also a good idea to provide safe working guide lines Below are some tips you may wish to consider giving your staff. With regard to cleaning materials and...