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From 30 June 2014, the right to request flexible working is extended to all employees with 26 weeks’ service.
Currently only employees with children or who are carers have the right to request a flexible pattern of work, so what will be the impact of the changes and what should employers be doing in preparation?
In this free on-demand webinar, employment lawyer Darren Newman joins Personnel Today editor Rob Moss to explain what the new rules on flexible working mean for your organisation.
A flexible working request can relate to an employee’s hours, time or place of work. While many employers will be used to dealing with requests to work flexibly from employees with children or with caring responsibilities, the Children & Families Act extends this right to request to all staff and amends the rules that govern this.
While many aspects of the right to request flexible working remain the same, employers need to be aware of certain differences.
Key questions covered in this 60-minute webinar include:
- How does the procedure for dealing with flexible working requests change?
- What is the time limit within which an employer must make a decision about a request?
- On what grounds will an employer be able to refuse a request for flexible working?
- How should an employer prioritise competing flexible working requests from employees?