Employees have a right to request flexible working arrangements to help them balance work and family commitments.
What are flexible working arrangements?
Some employees who have worked for the same employer for at least 12 months can request flexible working arrangements, such as changes to hours, patterns or locations of work.
Examples of flexible arrangements include changes to:
Who can request flexible working arrangements?
Employees (other than a casual employee) who have worked with the same employer for at least 12 months can request flexible working arrangements if they:
Casual employees can make a request if:
From 6 June 2023, more employees will be able to request flexible working arrangements. Commencing from this date, the right to request these arrangements will also apply to:
There’s specific terms and conditions around how employees request flexible arrangements, how employers deal with requests and under what reasonable business grounds an employer might refuse a request.
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