28 February 2013

Consultation on shared parental leave and the Acas Code of Practice on flexible working

The Government has published consultation on how the shared parental leave and pay system will work in practice.  The consultation sets out their proposals and seeks practical comments and suggestions on how the scheme will be administered.  Click here to read the consultation document.  The consultation closes on 20 May 2013.

Alongside this, Acas are consulting on a Draft Code of Practice on the extended right to request flexible working.  The draft Code is designed to offer short, practical advice to make it as easy as possible for employers to handle requests and fit them to their specific circumstances and procedures.  The code is deliberately brief and Acas will produce a more detailed non-statutory "good practice" guide at the same time as the statutory code.   To review the draft code,  click here.  Consultation on this also closes on 20 May 2013.

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