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A Guide to the Law on Flexible Working

A Guide to the Law on Flexible Working

Flexible working is a term you need to be well aware of as an employer. Employment law now currently stipulates that you must ‘consider seriously’ a request from any employee. This is regardless of whether they have a dependent or not. It is worth noting, however, that the rule diffes in Northern Ireland. What is flexible working? Flexible working has a wide definition; it essentially refers to any working pattern other than the employee’s regular working pattern. There are many common kinds of flexible working such as: Flexitime arrangement Flexitime requires an employee to be at work during a specified ‘core period’ but lets them arrange their other hours around their own commitments. Compressed hours Compressed hours allow employees to work the same number of hours they normally do but ... »