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With all the uncertainty around staff employment at present, some employers experiencing recruiting the right staff may be tempted to employ staff who do not have the right to work in the UK, but do have the right experience. However penalties are now truly severe. You...

It's that time again, Summer and people are thinking about holidays. But as an employer of Domestic/Household staff can you say NO, when a staff member asks specific holiday dates? The answer in short, is YES, you can. The Working Time Regulations 1998 only state that you must...

How To Beat The Worst Wage Squeeze In Modern History The UK's real wage squeeze is the worst in modern history and the slowest for 200 years, according to the Trades Union Confess (TUC) which speaks for millions of workers. TUC says wages have lagged behind inflation...

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? Well at the moment, it's a tricky question, as failing to do so has firstly been ruled that it did NOT constitute...

Organisations with 250 staff or more are being urged to publish their shared parental leave on their websites to improve transparency and encourage competition on pay. "So what?" you may say, "we are not a big business". Very true, but it's also possible that your...

All workers (and therefore all employees) by law have a right to a minimum of 5.6 weeks paid annual leave. So, someone working five days a week would be entitled to 5.6 x 5, a total of 28 days. The number of days of annual...

  When you're looking for a new job, two of the most important questions are: what is the pay, and how does it compare with other jobs. Well, to put you in the driving seat, we can tell you that the current rate of pay increases in...

  It isn't the best parting of the ways, so you decide to make a payment to the employee concerned in lieu of notice, so they can leave immediately ...

With spring here (finally) and summer on the way, it is the time when there are extra jobs to be done, gardens to be tended, parties arranged and many domestic and household staff will work overtime. But if that overtime is necessary for a continuous period, are staff...

While it is true that payments to staff for aspects such as Maternity Leave and Sick Pay are generally left to your relevant professionals to administer, it is still useful to know yourself, particularly if an employee raises a query. There have been changes to both Maternity Leave and...