What are parents’ rights for flexible working?

The right to request flexible working is now available to any employee who has been employed by their employer for at least 26 weeks, regardless of whether they are parents or not (this was not the case when the right… Read on

Advantages and disadvantages of flexible working

All employees (whether they have children or not) have a legal right to request flexible working, once they have worked for their employer for at least 26 weeks.  Being able to work flexibly may, at first glance, appear to be… Read on

Flexible working after maternity leave

It’s no secret that life changes dramatically after having a baby and the way you were able to work prior to maternity leave may no longer be feasible. For many women, giving up work altogether is not a financial option;… Read on

Maternity leave: what are your employment rights?

When going on maternity leave, many expectant mothers will have questions regarding their rights as an employee. With an abundance of myths surrounding maternity entitlements, it’s no surprise that concerns may arise. In the infographic below, we have highlighted the… Read on

Tips for making a flexible working request

There’s an almost inexhaustible array of arrangements which might be described as flexible working, including job sharing, working from home, compressed hours, term-time working or just changing your hours – it doesn’t always have to mean working part-time. Flexible working… Read on

Summer holiday childcare: your rights at work

As schools start their long summer holiday, working parents face the annual childcare headache. For many families this involves juggling a patch-work of arrangements. Inevitably, there may be times during the summer months when things don’t run smoothly for those… Read on

What is the law on bereavement leave?

Unlike many other countries, there is not currently any specific legal right in the UK for workers to take time off when a family member dies – often referred to as bereavement leave.  However, this is expected to change, in… Read on

Ramadan: a legal checklist for the workplace

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began in the UK this year on Sunday 5 May and will last until Tuesday 4 June. The exact dates depend upon the lunar cycle and so these change every year. During Ramadan most… Read on

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