Elizabeth Kenny

New amendments for flexible work arrangements

December 3, 2018

Are you aware of the new amendments for flexible working arrangements?

From 1 December 2018, when responding to flexible work arrangements employers will need to ensure that they:

  • discuss the request with the employee;
  • make a genuine attempt to negotiate an agreement with the employee, taking into consideration their specific needs and circumstances;
  • if refusing a request, ensure it is in writing, have reasonable grounds for doing so such as business grounds and offer alternative options to more sufficiently accommodate the employee’s change in circumstances.

If you would like to know more, or would like assistance in negotiating a flexible work arrangement, please call us on 0248 612 345.