Employment Law – Contracts of Employment Act
The legislation change, which may be seen as the most significant step forward in working conditions since the 1963 Contracts of Employment Act, allows all workers the right to request flexible working.
Flexible working for all!
Until now, only workers with children under 17 (or those with disabled children) and those with caring responsibilities could automatically ask their employer to work flexibly. The new law however, which comes into effect in April means any worker with six months’ continuous service is now able to request to work flexibly after 30 June 2014. This includes working from home, doing job shares, working compressed weeks, or taking other forms of flexible working.
Further information can be sourced at http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4699