Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 New 'Right to Request' Flexible Work may backfire on mums?

Tell us what you think? Do you think the new 'right to request' a flexible work arrangement as part of the 2010 National Employment Standards will have a negative or positive effect for mums when negotiating their return to work?

Only 4 days old, the new 'right to request' flexible work legislation; although largely heralded by supporters as a breakthrough for working parents, is already attracting controversy. The SMH today reported that the new right to request flexibility may 'backfire' rather than benefit working parents caring for under school age children or with a disability. Full Article.

The UK has had similar legislation in place since 2002; find out more about the UK experience and learning.

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