Did you know that if you take on domestic help you may be considered an employer?
Anyone who works in a private home is treated as an employee if they only work for one family, except for au pairs. This includes nannies, housekeepers, gardeners and anyone else working for one family. You’re their employer if you hire them.
As an employer you would need to ensure that an employee:
They’re also entitled to employment-related benefits, if they meet the eligibility requirements. These include:
Additionally, domestic employers must:
Running a home with staff is the equivalent of running a business with staff, there are a multitude of legal matters you will need to consider.