Tag Archives: flexible work

UK: New resources – flexible work form, SPL guide, illegal work, disabled employees

The Government has published the following new resources for employers: a standard form for employees to use when making a flexible working application under the amended statutory right to request flexible working that came into force on 30 June 2014 short guidance … Continue reading

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Filed under Discrimination and equal pay, Family-friendly rights, Jurisdiction: UK, Resources

UK: Disability – scope of duty to make reasonable adjustments

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that neither EU nor UK law impose on an employer a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disablity to accommodate an employee’s need to care for a disabled dependent. The duty is owed only … Continue reading

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UK: Flexible work requests – new regime in force

A new regime for flexible work requests came into force on 30 June 2014 – see here for details. Our HSF briefing available to clients provides a detailed look at the new regime and the issues surrounding the handling of requests … Continue reading

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UK: Flexible work regulations published: employers should review their policies

From 30 June 2014, the right to request flexible working will become available to all employees with 26 weeks’ service, not just those with caring responsibilities. Implementing regulations have now been published, available here.

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UK: Family-friendly leave and flexible work – policies will need updating to reflect new rights

Employers will need to update their flexible work and family-related leave policies over the next few months, following the Children and Families Act 2014 receiving Royal Assent on 13 March 2014.

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France: Flexible working time arrangements – for businesses applying the SYNTEC collective bargaining agreement

Employer and trade union organisations in industries applying the SYNTEC collective bargaining agreement (including in particular a number of consultancy businesses and professional service firms in France) have now reached agreement on an amendment to the national collective bargaining agreement … Continue reading

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Filed under Family-friendly rights, Jurisdiction: France, Time off rights, Working time rights: statutory holiday and other rest

UK: Implementation dates – flexible work and shared parental leave, employer penalties, rehabilitation periods, abolition of statutory sick pay recoupment

According to a BIS Press Office tweet, the proposed extension to the right to request flexible working to all employees with six months' employment will be implemented by 30 June 2014, and shared parental leave will apply from April 2015. … Continue reading

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UK: Flexible work – delay to extension of rights; Acas code and guide

The extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees with six months’ employment, and the replacement of the current statutory procedure with a duty to consider requests in a reasonable manner, has been postponed from its original … Continue reading

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Australia: Flexible work requests – achieving compliance with legal obligations

Flexible work arrangements have been in the spotlight again this year with the categories of employees who can request these arrangements expanded significantly and the circumstances in which an employer can refuse a request clarified. Line managers are often called … Continue reading

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Australia: Does ‘flexible work’ really work?

Returning to work after a period of parental leave is a key crunch point in a worker’s career. Handled well, this transition can be a smooth and positive experience for employees and their employers, with win-win outcomes for them both. … Continue reading

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Filed under Family-friendly rights, Jurisdiction: Australia