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As illegal immigration into the UK continues, a new risk is evolving for employers of domestic and household staff. A BBC documentary recently showed footage of suspected illegal immigrants entering the country, filmed by a member of the public, and of other illegal immigrants being offered...

There are many households which employ domestic staff on a part-time basis, and some may well be using a form of contract known as a “zero hours contract.” In recent times this form of contract has come under strong scrutiny and criticism as being unfair on...

As a member of domestic or household staff you may well have read news items recently about the Living Wage and wondered what exactly it is. Perhaps you wonder if you should be paid it? Are your friends being paid it? The Living Wage...

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...