UK set for flexible working

The
Government has published the first draft of the Flexible Working (Procedural
Requirements) Regulations 2002.

Made
under the Employment Act 2002, the changes are set to come into force on 6
April 2003.

The
Employment Act 2002 gives employees with children under six a right to request
flexible working. The employer does not have to grant new working conditions –
but must consider the request, hold a meeting with the employee if it intends
to refuse, and put its reasons for refusal in writing.

The
Regulations can be seen at http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/flexdraftregs.pdf

By Quentin Reade

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