Legislation aimed at promoting flexible working for employees with children comes into force in April this year. A good idea in principle but, as Jonathan Maude explains, the new rules are, in reality, something of a fudge
The trigger date for employees with childcare responsibilities to be given the right to request that their employers consider adopting flexible working patterns is 6 April, 2003 and is intended to promulgate the Government’s family friendly policies, but it must be questionable as to how much of a benefit this will be in practice.
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