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Flexible Working Bill to be debated today

If passed, the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill will give employees a day-one right to request flexible working from their employer. Currently, they need to have been in a job for six months before making a flexible working request.

It would also remove the requirement for the requesting employee to explain how the arrangement will work, and employees would be able to make up to two requests each year, compared with a single request in a year that is permitted at present.

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