Flexible work rights discussed by government

26-08-2008

Flexible work rights discussed by government
A consultation will be held with the aim of considering the prolonging of flexible working hours programmes, the government has announced.

The discussion is intended to consider the paperwork involved in employees making requests for more lenient working hours.

Present at the discussions will be employer and employee representatives, unions and stakeholders who will be asked to contribute ideas on how to raise awareness of the procedure among staff.

Pat McFadden, employment relations minister, discussed the success of flexible working hours, saying: "It helps employees to balance their home and work lives, but at the same time gives employers the right to say no where there are legitimate business concerns."

Employers will also have the opportunity to suggest how flexible working requests could be improved at the consultation, Mr McFadden added.

Recently, law company Nabarro said that offering flexible hours may be low on many employees priority lists as they continue to make redundancies and reduce job placements in the current economic climate.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


Bookmark with:
Bookmark with: Digg Digg Bookmark with: Del.icio.us Delicious Bookmark with: Reddit Reddit Bookmark with: StumbleUpon StumbleUpon Bookmark with: Google Google Bookmark with: Technorati Technorati Bookmark with: Netvouz Netvouz

See also:

Latest News:

Search News
News Front Page
Accountancy / Tax
Advertising / PR
Armed Forces
Automotive
Aviation / Aerospace
Banking / Finance
Charities / Voluntary
Childcare / Youth
Construction / Property
Customer Services
Education / Training / Teaching
Emergency Services
Engineering / Electronics
Entertainment / TV / Theatre
Graduate Roles
HR / Recruitment
Health / Beauty
Hotel / Catering / Restaurants
IT / Internet
Insurance / Pensions
International / Overseas
Legal
Management / Business
Manufacturing / Industry
Media / New Media / Creative
Medical / Healthcare
Pharmaceutical Industry
Public Sector
Retail / Wholesale
Sales / Purchasing / Marketing
Science / Technology
Secretarial / PA / Admin
Skilled / Semi-skilled Manual
Telecommunications
Transport / Logistics
Travel / Tourism / Leisure