Flexible working legislation

Small Businesses Unsupportive of Flexible Working Legislation

Research shows that small and mid-sized businesses are concerned about the new flexible working law even though statistics predict that it will increase productivity From June 30, employees will have the legal right to request flexible working from their employer, according to a new British employment law. However in a recent YouGov survey, the results underlined unawareness, concern and a lack of support and preparation throughout small and mid-sized businesses in regards to the upcoming legislation. The survey, which involved over 700 small and mid-sized business decision-makers, revealed that 57% of correspondents don’t support the new legislation with 46% not prepared for it and 55% unaware of its existence. Furthermore there was a clear generational divide in the results, with double ... »