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As an employer of domestic staff you will either have been asked to provide a reference to a staff member leaving your employ, or have asked for a prospective candidate to provide a reference. The normal procedure on seeking employment is to provide two references, one...

Despite a campaign launched earlier in the year to raise awareness of the shared parental leave scheme, take-up remains low. Are your domestic staff employees aware? Less than 8 per cent of eligible families have signed up for the scheme since its inception in 2015, that...

If you discover that a member of domestic/household staff lied in their CV when applying for a job, does it give you the right to dismiss them? The answer is, well it depends...

Before using electrical equipment, you should always check the electric cord for frays, breaks and defective plugs. Before plugging in an item of equipment, check to see that the equipment is switched to the off position. If you notice an item of equipment overheating, sparking or smoking,...

Cleanliness in kitchens is essential to prevent the spread of potentially harmful bacteria. Your employer should provide colour-coded kitchen cutting boards to reduce the risk of cross contamination. i.e. the transfer of harmful bacteria from one food product to another via the most common routes, equipment, tools, hands...

If you, as an employer of Domestic/Household staff pay enhanced Maternity pay, but not enhanced Shared Parental Pay, (SPL) how do you stand legally. (see explanatory footnote for further explanation) Well at the moment, it's a tricky question, as failing to do so has firstly been...

 Top Holiday Tips It’s that time again, summer and the holiday period, so we have put together some really useful tips and information to help you. Just click the links to take you straight to the facts: My housekeeper only has a domestic visa can she travel abroad...

If you leave your home unoccupied while you are on holiday, it can be an irresistible target for thieves. that said, there are plenty of things that you can do to make your home, and the possessions contained within it, more secure while you are...

If staff only have a domestic visa, then they cannot travel. if they have indefinite leave to remain then they can travel with a schengen visa, which costs 60 euros. this allows the holder to travel freely in the schengen (europe) area (25 countries)....

In order to sponsor someone to work here, employers must be licensed by UK Visas and Immigration and, in most cases, need to apply for a restricted certificate of sponsorship, Uncertainties around the post-Brexit immigration situation has worsened for many employers in term of recruiting employees...