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A new bill is working it’s through parliament that could make flexible working the default position for all employees - including of course domestic and household staff. A Ten Minute Rule Bill which proposes this has been given consent to go to a second reading. It...

As the hot summer continues many employees, including domestic and household, some of whentom work outsied, want to know what are their rights in hot weather conditions. So  what are the rules? Well, essentially, there are no hard and fast rules, more a “reasonable” approach.. The Health and...

EU Migrant Post Brexit Salary Threshold May Be Reviewed. The £30.000 per annum pre-tax salary threshold for migrant workers post-Brexit may be reviewed, employers of domestic staff will be interested to learn. The possible change to the threshold has been announced by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/politics/news/104817/sajid-javid-orders-review-%C2%A330000-salary-threshold-immigrants-post The present...

A potentially huge increase in paternity leave for fathers that could affect many employers, is on the cards. Theresa May could raise the current two weeks’ statutory allowance of £148 per week or 90% of usual pay, whichever is lower, to 12 weeks. It would...

In a major development in the on-going issue of non-disclosure agreements, a committee of MPs is now calling for specific  changes to clauses which, when wrongly used, handcuff employees in taking their case to a tribunal. In some cases say the Women and Equalities Committee, “gagging...

There has been considerable publicity recently about the stress of  work on women and how many more are engaging household domestic staff like yourself as an answer. But what about the stress of that responsibility on yourself? After all, you are often shouldering the workload of...