Changes to Flexible Working Regulations

July 9, 2014   //   No Comments

On 30 June 2014 the Flexible Working Regulations were amended.  The right to request flexible working is now extended to cover all employees after 26 weeks’ service, rather than only those with children under the age of 17 (or 18 if the child is disabled) and certain carers.

The Government is extending the right to request flexible working to all employees; removing the current statutory procedure for considering requests. Instead employers will have a duty to consider all requests in a reasonable manner; however, employers will have the flexibility to refuse requests on business grounds.

You may read more information at the websites below and SAIF Members may see a summary here, but will need to Login to the Members’ Area.

www.gov.uk/flexible-working/types-of-flexible-working

www.acas.co.uk