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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...

How many of us who employ domestic staff work from home?  How many of those who employ domestic staff bring work home, to read or work on? Taking the two issues together, the answer is probably the majority of us.  And that brings us to the...

“I’m not the type of person to employ a nanny or housekeeper; it’s for the very well off and really high flying professional, isn’t it?” It's an interesting question and an even more interesting answer because in the last ten years the amount of money spent...

New limits on certain Employment Tribunal awards and other payments under employment legislation will increase from 1 February 2013. These changes are due to publication of the new Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order, with changes including: When redundancy payments are calculated, the new figure of £450...

They live the other side of the world, but face similar problems to us here in the UK in that they have an increasing aging population. The difference is that this country has made a commitment to allowing older people to stay in their own homes...

We have written previously about judgements made by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding the rights and wrongs of staff, including domestic staff, carers, etc., wearing religious symbols, but most of us are still confused about procedures. In March 2013 the UK government published...

In the first instalment of this feature, we examined the problems which have beset some care homes and their clients, asking the question:  "Is there another option?" There has to be another way and, in this case, there is.  However, it’s one which for many does...

No one we know would knowingly employ an illegal immigrant as a member of their domestic staff, as a carer, housekeeper or nanny, would they? But what about someone who came over as a student, on a specific visa, and just stayed on?  Or someone who...