Flexible working bill: what do employers need to know?
Under new government plans to make flexible working the default, employees will be able to request flexible working from day one of their employment. The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill, first introduced by MP Yasmin Qureshi, aims to give employees greater access to flexibility over where, when and how they work.
Under the new law, employers are required to consult with employees before rejecting their flexible working request, and workers have the right to make two requests in a 12-month period, while previously they could only make one.
In articles for People Management and CityAM partner Nick le Riche comments on the Flexible Working Bill pointing out that while employers can still refuse a request, doing so is likely to be a more complicated process.
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