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You may have read a recent news item which highlighted the fact that close to six million workers in the UK are paid less than the Living Wage. Before you panic and worry that you will be at risk as an employer of domestic...

It wasn't many years ago that the term "social media" was a new one to many people, especially of a certain age!  These days, many aspects of life are shared across numerous social media websites, A challenge for today is to ensure that your family details...

Those of us who employ staff, domestic or household, have just become used to the concept of parental leave, when either parent may take leave, and the potential consequences for employers, when ...

What happens when one of your domestic staff fails to turn up for work?  Do you have a policy in place to cope with the situation in an organised and legal way? Unauthorised absences from work can be highly disruptive, particularly if you do not have...

Domestic staff carers can provide the answer to care in your later life. It all depends on which side one listens to, the government or those tasked with trying to ensure adult social care services receive the funding they need. On the one hand, the Chancellor says...

Job offers for domestic staff in the Middle East may well appear romantic, and possibly well paid, but there are significant aspects which applicants need to take into consideration. An Indian woman who worked for a homeowner in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was recently hospitalised after her...

Many families retain a member of domestic staff on a part-time basis, some for the reason that there is insufficient work for a full-timer, some to save money and some who feel they are not as legally committed to someone employed on this basis. Whatever the...

According to a recent report, over 40% of organisations have seen an increase in reported mental health problems over the last year.  The main causes, according to the CIPD Absence and Management survey produced in partnership with Simplyhealth, are anxiety and depression. “In 2009, only 24% of...

You may well run out of patience occasionally with a member of your domestic staff, but a recent legal case shows that it’s wise to think about what you are going to say, before you say it, and not after. Two sisters who worked for the...