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When there is a seasonal demand for extra staff, offering students or others a zero hours contract may seem to offer an answer, but what does that mean and what are your obligations? This easy-to-follow guide points you in the right direction. The words 'zero hours...

As an employer, or prospective employer of domestic/household staff it is important that you keep up to date with changing and current rates of pay for the National Minimum Wage, particularly as the penalties for non-compliance have become considerably greater. From the 1st of October  (2016)...

Some recent court cases have highlighted the affect of heavier penalties since the implementation of the Definitive Guideline for the Sentencing of Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene offences. These came into effect in February 2016 and followed the publication of...

When you have cause to consider suspending a domestic/household member of staff due to a perceived act of misconduct where can you turn to for reference on how to proceed? Firstly, we would stress that before taking action at all, you should take appropriate professional advice. However,...

When you ask your domestic/household staff member to nip down the road in the car for you how do you stand legally...

When care home costs rise by more than 10 times the increase in pensioner incomes, rocketing by 5.2% in the last year, what are the alternative options in caring for your ageing relatives...

There are more tax changes in the pipeline which you as an en employer, or prospective employer of domestic/household staff need to be aware. It is some way off yet, but there are changes forthcoming which will affect payments made at the termination of employment, in...

If your domestic/household employee returns from maternity leave and asks to work part-time do you have to agree..? It has been established in employment law that in this situation the employee can indeed ask for flexible working hours, perhaps on a transitional basis, but what are...

How does the government's Pension auto-enrolment scheme affect you, as an employer of domestic and/or household staff? The short answer is, that it all depends on the numbers of people you employ. It has been a legal requirement for employers to enrol eligible employees automatically into...