information for domestic workers
Whether you're a domestic worker or a nurse, you have the same employment rights, and your employers have the same responsibilities. You should never agree to work for an employer who is not willing to carry out these responsibilities.
|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.