Good practice guidance discussing the steps that employers can take to engage expectant fathers or fathers with dependent children, including support during paternity leave, ordinary parental leave and shared parental leave.
Additional information on the law on the right to request flexible working for NHS employers. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on the right to request flexible working.
A model policy to set out your organisation's support for employees with caring responsibilities. The policy explains: who counts as a carer; flexible working arrangements; carers who need to deal with a crisis; and other support for carers. The policy stresses that line managers are key to implementing the carers policy.
Practical guidance on dealing with career breaks (sometimes referred to as sabbaticals).
A model policy outlining an organisation's approach to supporting foster carers, which deals with notification requirements, time off to care for new foster children, time off for dependants, parental leave, adoption leave and flexible working.
A model policy on piece working.
A model agreement to set out the arrangements for an individual to undertake piece work.
An employment tribunal has found that Greater Manchester Police indirectly discriminated against a single-parent police officer who worked term time only when it introduced a requirement that she work nine days during school holidays. The case is a stark reminder to public-sector organisations reviewing flexible working arrangements as a way to cut costs to beware of the potential for discrimination.
Practical guidance on annualised hours contracts, including rostered and reserve hours, and the call-in process.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to working patterns.