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  • Flexible Working Legislation for Business

    Created: 13/05/2024
    News/Events Category: Employability

    New UK Government legislation on Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 came into force on 06 April 2024

    Key changes:

    • From day one of employment, employees have the statutory right to request a change to their terms and conditions relating to hours, times or place of work
    • Employees can now make two flexible working requests in a 12-month period
    • Employers are now required to make a decision within two months of receiving a request
    • Employers will be required to consult with their staff before rejecting a flexible working request based on one of the eight business reasons

    Employer code of practice to accompany the new law can be found at Code of Practice on requests for flexible working | Acas

    Flexible working can bring many benefits to businesses and more information can be found at Flexible Working - Help to Grow.

    For information on trends and benefits of flexible working in Scotland, check Flex For Life 2024 - Flexible Working Scotland - Flexibility Works.

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