Flexible Working regulations 2014
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12th June 2014
The flexible working regulations 2014 come into force on 30th
June and give all workers who have been employed for 26 weeks the right
to request flexible working. This could mean them changing the number
of hours worked, times those hours are worked or asking to work from
Currently, only parents of children up to age 17 (or 18 for a
disabled child) and those with adult dependants are eligible to apply.
The regulations extend this significantly. Employees with 26 weeks
continuous service will be able to make one application for flexible
working per year. Their employer is obliged to deal with the request
within three months and is only able to refuse it on one of eight
(albeit broad) business grounds.
An employer could face having to pay maximum compensation of
eight weeks’ pay (capped at £464/week) to an employee if they fail to
follow the correct procedure and a case is taken to the employment
For more information on your staff and managing requests for flexible
working please contact Vaishali Thakerar
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2014-07-31 09:05:20 in Legal Articles