Employing People in Your Home

The government has issued updated guidance entitled “Employing someone to work in your home”. If you want to know more about this guidance, then you are in the right place because we have all the information that you need. Before you go and click on the link below that will show you the guidance, we would like to talk about the importance of this guide and why you need to read it carefully if you want to hire someone in your home.


Below, you can see a short list of things that are included in the guidance, it is a legend that shows you what are the responsibilities of you as the employer. If you would want to have someone working for you in your home, then you will have to deal with these responsibilities. Of course, this guidance is designed for people living in the UK.

The guidance includes:

  • Employment rights
  • contracts of employment
  • payslips
  • maximum working hours
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Statutory Maternity Pay
  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • paid holidays
  • redundancy pays
  • tax
  • checking entitlement to work in the UK
  • employers liability insurance

Having someone to work in your home is always a good thing for both parties, the employer will have all the benefits and the employee will get paid for the services. However, if you want to follow the law and make everything legal, then you will have to follow this guide. If you want to have a person working in your home, you better follow this guide because if not, you will risk facing various legal problems. You might think that this is not necessary, but in case something happens to that person, he/she can easily sue you and you can get into a lot of trouble. However, if you had hired the person properly, then all the problems wouldn’t exist.


For the person that is working for you, it is very important to have found an employer. That will hire them properly using this guide because they will have a lot of benefits. First of all, they will get paid regularly and they will have all the rights of a regular employee. This means that they will get maximum working hours. Minimum wage and that is a huge deal for someone that is working in other people’s homes.

The guidance is available here.