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It is important, as domestic/household staff, that you are aware of proposed new statutory pay rates that  have been announced by the government. If  accepted they will come into force in April this year (2020). They are for Maternity pay, Paternity pay, Shared Parental pay, Adoption...

Yet again, a recent case in an employment tribunal has shown that unwanted sexual approaches still continue even at top social levels. It reinforces that if YOU are subject to such behaviour, there is a legal route is open to you for redress and that the...

This could well be your big year as an employee in the domestic/household world. New research shows that this year is going to be the big new job search year. According to the organisation ‘Investors In People’ more than half of workers in the UK could...

A major proposed travel change post-Brexit will affect citizens of EU countries -  perhaps your family members coming to see you where you are working. They will need US-style ESTA pre-approval to enter the UK. If the scheme is implemented visitors will need to give at least...

You may have noticed that the winter months take a heavy toll on your mood and well-being. Well, there’s a reason why. It’s called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, and it can cause the winter blues between October and March. If it affects you, rest assured you...

There will be new rules for EU citizens visiting the UK post-Brexit if they are given approval by parliament. It is envisaged  that visitors will need to give at least three days’ notice before arriving in the UK and have had to fill in an on-line...

There has been considerable publicity around the issue of confidentiality agreements - so called “gagging orders” with employers unsure of their position. Recently a former employee who was dismissed after refusing to sign such an agreement brought a case to an employment tribunal claiming discrimination. However,...

With a recent survey showing that nine in ten care chiefs are worried about how they will cope over the winter attention is again focussed for many families on the issue of long term care for elderly relatives. The  Association of Directors of Adult Social Services...

A recent case  came before an Employment Tribunal where an woman, 89 years old was awarded £200,000 because her dismissal was “tainted by discrimination” against her age, The woman was dismissed when she was 86 years old after she failed to upload details of cancer patients...