Right to Request Flexible Working Extended

March 20, 2009
On 18 March 2009, the Government announced that the right to request flexible working would be extended to carers of children under the age of 17. The Government anticipates that this change, which will go into effect 6 April 2009, will entitle a further 4.5 million employees to request flexible working.

This update examines the implications of these changes for employers.