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All employees with 26 weeks’ service have the right to request a change to their hours, timing or location of work. Flexible working can improve productivity but it brings with it various issues for employers. Here we highlight our latest flexible working content, including guidance on how to handle flexible working requests, and other content on working from home, changing working hours, and the risk of discrimination claims.


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Flexible working countdown: 1 – What claims could result from a mishandled request?

In our final article in the run up to the introduction of the new flexible working legislation, we consider what...

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Flexible working countdown: 2 – Should employers offer an appeal stage?

26 Jun 2014

In our penultimate look at the new rules and important changes to the procedure for dealing with flexible working applications...

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Flexible working countdown: 3 – What are the possible outcomes of a request?

25 Jun 2014

We continue to take a look at the new rules and important changes to the procedure for dealing with flexible...

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Flexible working countdown: 4 – What are the business grounds on which a request can be rejected?

24 Jun 2014

Continuing our countdown of the new rules and important changes to the procedure for dealing with flexible working applications, we...

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Flexible working countdown: 5 – What are the timescales for dealing with requests?

23 Jun 2014

We continue our look at the new rules and changes to the procedure for dealing with flexible working applications by...

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Flexible working countdown: 6 – How should employers handle a request?

20 Jun 2014

In the run up to the introduction of the new flexible working legislation, we look at the new rules and...

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Flexible working countdown: 7 – What changes to working patterns might an employee request?

19 Jun 2014

We continue to examine the new rules and important changes to the procedure for dealing with flexible working applications in...

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Flexible working countdown: 8 – What must a request include?

18 Jun 2014

As the deadline for the introduction of revised flexible working legislation approaches, we look at the new rules and important...

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Flexible working countdown: 9 – Who is eligible to make a request?

17 Jun 2014

Continuing our countdown to the new flexible working legislation on 30 June 2014, we look at the new rules and...

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Flexible working countdown: 10 – When do the rules change?

16 Jun 2014

With just 10 working days to go until the introduction of new flexible working legislation, we look at the new...

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