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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...

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...