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Flexible working – preparing for upcoming changes

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has launched resources to help prepare businesses for upcoming changes to flexible working laws.

From Saturday 6 April, employees will have the legal right to make a statutory flexible working request, from their first day of employment, to ask for changes to when, where and how long they work. Employers will need to manage such requests reasonably and might need to change how they manage flexible working requests in their business.

This is one part of a wider package of changes to rights and protections for workers coming into force between now and April, which also includes carer’s leave, changes to paternity leave and pay, and additional protection from redundancy for pregnant women and new parents.

See and share the assets below with your members as relevant:
Webpage for further information.
Communications toolkit to promote the upcoming changes.