Some important news hot off the employment law press:

Flexible working set to become a Day One right from April 2024.

The Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations 2023 have been laid before Parliament.

The Regulations remove the requirement that an employee must have 26 weeks’ service in order to be able to make a request for flexible working. The change makes the right to request flexible working a Day One right.

This new right is set to come into effect for flexible working requests made on or after 6 April 2024.