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Things are on the move again, with job recruitment at a eight year high as the UK starts the recovery from Covid-19 restrictions. The last time employment intentions were this high was in February 2013 when the UK was pulling out of the recession caused...

What Does A Domestic Couple Do? A domestic couple will usually offer services that cover two sides of domestic help, one may be a housekeeper/cook/nanny and the other may work as a gardener, chauffer or handyman. However in some cases they be a housekeeper and a...

Your Responsibility As An Employer If you are considering hiring private staff, it is important to be aware of your responsibilities as an employer. When you hire someone to work in your home, such as a housekeeper, nanny, cleaner or butler, you will be considered their...

A domestic couple is a couple who may be together as a romantic couple or could be close friends who work well together. In most cases they will usually be a husband and wife or long-term couple who can complement each other as a domestic...

If you are considering taking on extra domestic and household staff, it appears that now would be a good time to start looking. The most recent evidence shows that hiring has  picked up at the fastest rate for six years. In other positive indicators, both permanent and...

Wrapping up a racial comment as a joke can be costly, as one employer recently discovered. It’s a lesson that should  not be ignored by any employer. An employment tribunal heard that a lorry driver was in the minority  at the firm where he worked,  being...

One of the most important issues today for all employers, including those of domestic and household staff is “Can I insist on employees being vaccinated?” The answer it appears, is Yes and No! For clarification, Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland has said that it  may be legal for...

During the pandemic employers, including those of domestic and household staff, have been allowed to check on a person’s right to work in the UK, virtually. This is about to change. Up to now candidates and employees have been asked  to submit a scanned copy or...

Consultations are under way between the government, unions and care homes, which may see care home staff  required to have a  Covid-19 vaccination. Following the five week consultation which started  mid April, mandatory jabs could be introduced by the summer. This comes after concerns that staff...

If  racist comments have been made to you at work, wrapped up as a joke to hide the insult, they are still racist comments and contrary to employment law. This was the case for a British driver who worked at a firm where he was in...