Acas publishes final draft of statutory code of practice for handling flexible working requests
Acas has published the final draft of the statutory code of practice that will govern the new extended right to request flexible working. The code remains concise and principles based, but is now accompanied by a more detailed non-statutory Acas guide. The extension to the right to request flexible working had been due to come into force on 6 April 2014; however, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has reportedly confirmed that this will be delayed until later in the year.
In February 2013, the government published the Children and Families Bill (CFB). The CFB is designed to implement some of the family-friendly proposals originally outlined in the Consultation on Modern Workplaces including the extension of the right to request flexible working for all employees and changes to the framework for considering such requests. Acas consulted on a draft statutory code of practice that would support the new system. The consultation closed on 20 May 2013.
In January 2014, Acas published its response to the consultation, together with the final draft of the code of practice…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the Addleshaw Goddard briefing.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from Addleshaw Goddard
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Addleshaw Goddard
InCredit 14 April 2015: UK banks stem domestic loan losses, registering to vote and credit chances, and more
Update on credit developments.
FAQs and action points for companies that have issued bearer shares
Analysis from The Lawyer
Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all
Could Slater & Gordon achieve its stated aim of becoming a top consumer brand by acquiring Pannone?