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We all expect the standards of care homes to protect our ageing relatives but new figures cast doubts on that. The Office For National Statistics has released figures which show a sharp rise in the number of deaths in hospitals and care homes. Death registration data shows...

As an employer of domestic staff you need to be aware of rulings on Parental Leave, as it may affect one of your employees. In a recent case, a new father was refused enhanced pay while on shared Parental Leave although it was paid to the...

Once the worker starts with a new employer they can ask to see a copy of a reference. They have no right to ask their previous employer. The employee may be able to challenge a reference they think is unfair or misleading if they consider they’ve...

We have reported recently, the massive rise in cases being taken to Employment Tribunal fees were ruled unlawful. Claims up 90%, Multiple employment tribunal claims up by 467% and now, for employers, the cost of losing an appeal has shot up. From 6th April this year, the...

This month, May 2018 sees the first consultation of extending shared Parental Leave to Grandparents. The move to further extend Shared Parental Leave in this way was floated by Chancellor George Osborne earlier in the year. Shared Parental Leave was introduced for parents of babies due on...

Take some advice to help you perform to the best of your potential at an interview. These interview tips will help even the most inexperienced interviewees to shine: Common questions. Consider the most likely questions that you are going to be asked before you even...

Here are the rules concerning pay and time off. UK Bank Holidays and how they affect you as an employee can be confusing, and some of them are coming up soon. So here we have laid out all the relevant dates for this year and next...

It is often emotionally difficult for all concerned when an aged relative enters a care home, and one of the hopes is that they can make connections and friends with staff caring for them. But a study has thrown cold water on this hope, revealing that nearly half of...

Tribunal cases have continued to soar since fees were ruled unlawful, a trend which holds implications for every employer, including those of domestic and household staff. Latest statistics released by the Ministry of Justice, regarding the situation in the last full quarter of December 2017 show that single claims were...