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It’s been a busy morning; you have not stopped, so you grab a sandwich while you get on with what you are doing.  And if it’s good enough for you, it’s good enough for your domestic staff:  housekeeper, nanny, carer, etc, working for you...

There have always been a number of avenues into a caring career and a number of reasons for choosing it in the first place.  Now it seems there is yet another reason and it is down to the government. There will be new rules governing the...

The UK government’s new plans for a radical shake-up of the parental leave system will have a direct impact on many employers, including households which employ just one member of domestic staff. Until now, if your female employee becomes pregnant, she is obviously entitled to maternity...

If the domestic staff you employ are from overseas then a new crackdown by the UK Border Agency on illegal workers may well have an impact on you. Employers are to be held responsible for checking availability, currency and appropriateness of visas in respect of work...

2012 saw a great many changes in employment law and there are even more planned for the future. Recently we explained planned changes, which if implemented will come into effect in 2015, allowing both parents to share the one year parental leave period, dividing time between...

Social networking sites are becoming increasingly popular and, at the same time, some of the material being posted is becoming contentious. Perhaps it’s worthwhile considering how posting on social networking sites by your staff can create potential problems for you. For example, if your nanny or housekeeper...

It is perhaps a strange notion that one’s friends and neighbours could request changes to their working hours to look after the children of an acquaintance or relative.  It is also not hard to see how it would possibly have an impact on those of...

As an employer of domestic staff, and that includes you, even if you employ only one person, be it a carer, housekeeper or nanny, you need to keep abreast of changes in employment law as they are likely to affect you. A number of changes are...

When the care home provider Southern Cross collapsed last year, it created a nightmare scenario for thousands of their residential clients who had to be placed in alternative accommodation. Now Norman Lamb, Minister of State for Care and Support, has said that regulation of the care...