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New rights come into force

> Workplace rights were boosted as new measures to help employees and employers took effect today. Measures coming into force include: Right to request flexible working extended to parents of children up to 16 Automatic penalties for employers who underpay on the National Minimum Wage Simpler dispute resolution rules to help workers and employers deal with workplace disputes. An extension in annual leave rights from 24 days to 28 days for all employees took effect on Wednesday 1 April. Employment Relations Minister Pat McFadden said: "Flexible working has been a great success. The change we are bringing in this month is about helping parents cope with work and family life. Both workers and employers have felt the benefits of flexible working since we first introduced the right to requ... »