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Part One: There have been recent reports in the press concerning injuries suffered by domestic and household staff while working for their employers. Of course, no one can totally eliminate the possibility of someone being injured, but here we have given a set of guidelines which give...

Don't be left out of the information loop, register for our webinar now to find out what needs doing. From 1st April 2016 workers aged 25 and over became entitled to a minimum pay rate of £7.20 per hour called the (NLW)  ...

WHAT IF you were sure you could smell alcohol on the breath of one of your domestic or household staff one morning? Well, to a large extent it depends upon the nature of work being undertaken. Of course having a smell of alcohol on one's breath...

What if you are, working for your employer as a member of domestic staff when out of the blue (as far as you are concerned) your employment is terminated. Hine Legal gives the following advice: Out of work, with financial obligations, you may well consider taking your employer to...

A member of staff who works for you in a domestic and household staff capacity signs a confidentiality agreement with her employer immediately prior to commencing work. What if, however, after a period of time that person leaves and then breaks the confidentiality agreement. Perhaps they...

A recent study has shown the number of childminders in England has fallen by 10.000 in the last five years. According to one source (Labour Party) there are now 23,000 less childcare places provided by childminders in England, with costs rocketing by 27% since 2010. The...

Recent research suggests that up to six million workers in the UK are currently paid less than the Living Wage. Of course, you need to know three important matters: What actually is the current Living Wage, secondly how does this figure fit in with current legal minimums...