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Are you, as an employer of domestic staff, entitled to check your employee’s phone to see if they have been gossiping about you to others? This whole area is a delicate issue which came under the spotlight recently at an Employment Tribunal. It arose when a...

It would seem that no matter how carefully relatives check a care home for their loved ones, there is a real risk of upheaval. A recent BBC programme uncovered figures which show that a quarter of UK care homes are at risk of closure within three...

When shared parental leave was introduced recently in the UK, the degree of take-up was unknown and potentially worrying for employers of domestic and household staff. It appears there is still confusion about the take-up levels. One recent survey has put the figure as low as 1...

It is a situation which can arise in many homes which employ domestic/ household staff – you the employer take your holidays at fixed times of the year and you require your staff to look after the house while you are away. So, are you able...

In every household there are cleaning chemicals being used on a daily basis, but what precautions have you taken to ensure that your domestic and/or household staff know the appropriate procedures for safe use? It is a fact that we have all become so used to...

According to research carried out by workplace experts Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) talking actually works! Their finds show their conciliation service has substantially reduced the need for employment tribunal hearings. It was in 2014 that the law changed and directed that anyone considering making...

A recent Crown Court case brought against a home care company by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has highlighted a number of issues relating to care of the elderly. While the case focussed on safety issues in the care home, it also has relevance...