information for domestic workers
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) applies after three days of illness or incapacity for work. These three days may, but do not usually, include non-working days (i.e. weekends or days not normally worked). All employees are entitled to 28 weeks SSP.
|The National Minimum Wage|
All domestic employers in the UK are required by law to pay at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW). It is a criminal offence for an employer to pay below the NMW, carrying a fine of up to £5,000 on conviction, unless you're living as part of the family household (i.e. without separately metered accommodation). For current NMW rates, please refer to our rates and thresholds page.
Domestic employees are exempt from the measures concerning working hours but are entitled to a 20 minute rest break for every six hours worked.