Day one flex is finally coming – but what does it mean for businesses?

Timewise answers your questions about the new flexibility legislation.

by Nicola Smith

Today the government has confirmed that the right to request flexible work should be a day one right for all employees. This is an important success for all of us who have made the case for a fairer, stronger jobs market – and is also a ‘win: win’ for employers and their (current and potential) workforces.

Alongside the day one right to request flexible work (meaning, you start a job, and on the first day you can request a flexible working pattern – employees previously had to wait for 26 weeks before making the ask), further changes include:    

    •    Requiring employers to consult with employees, to fully explore all the options, before rejecting a flexible working request.

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