Government unveils flexible working proposals to strengthen employee rights

"A more engaged and productive workforce"

John Brazier
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Government unveils flexible working proposals to strengthen employee rights

The UK Government has released its proposals to make the right to request flexible working for employees a “day one right.”

The proposals are aimed at making flexible working part of the "DNA of businesses" in the UK by increasing employee wellbeing and business productivity. Under the plan, announced yesterday (23 September), approximately 2.2 million workers in the UK would have the right to request flexible working from the first day of their employment. The consultation focuses beyond working from home, considering a range of flexible working methods such as job-sharing, flexitime, compressed, annualised...

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