The rules around flexible working are changing – What you need to know

The number of people requesting flexible working arrangements has remained historically high after many workers experienced working from home during the pandemic.

While each employer is making its own decision about how it offers flexible working, the Government is intervening to introduce new rules that support employees’ requests for flexible working.

Many workers are now eagerly awaiting The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act of 2023, which has successfully passed through Parliament and is now awaiting Royal Assent.

The new Act, once introduced, will bring in some key changes to employment rights:

However, while the Act introduces these changes it does not, as previously considered:

If you are unsure of your rights in respect of flexible working, either now or as a result of this upcoming legislative change, and you would like advice on applications or appeals on flexible working, please speak to us.

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