How Flexible are you?

Posted in : Immigration and Employment Updates on 8 July 2014
Michael Black
Cleaver Fulton Rankin
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Prepare for Flexible Working in NI

Changes in England and Wales extending the right to request flexible working are now in place after the Children and Families Act 2014 was given Royal Assent in Parliament in March.

At present, in Northern Ireland the right to flexible working hours can only be availed of by employees with children under 17, those with disabled children under 18 and those who act as a carer.

From 30 June 2014 any employee in England or Wales is now able to make an application to work flexibly for any reason provided they have 26 weeks’ continuous service and have not made a flexible working request in the past 12 months. This is a notable change as now all employees who

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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Michael Black
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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