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Flexible Working Guidance Published

Flexible Working Guidance Published

Revised guidance has been published for employers to help them prepare for changes in the law on flexible working. A new Code of Practice has been published by workplace relations body Acas ahead of changes due to take effect later this year. Speak to an employment law solicitor for more information on meeting the incoming requirements.

One of the changes will give workers the right to ask their employer about flexible working options if they have been employed by them for them for 26 weeks or more. It is among a number of measures outlined in the Children and Families Bill, which also includes how the system of shared parental leave will work.

Acas chief executive Anne Sharp said: “We have published our new draft code and practical guidance now to help employers prepare for the changes ahead on handling flexible working requests in a reasonable manner. “Many employers recognise that offering a flexible approach to working patterns helps attract and retain talented people and supports business success.”

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