Monday, April 6, 2009

Flexible Working for Parents Extended to Millions

The right to ask employers for flexible work arrangements will be extended to parents of children aged 16 from today. The Government said the move was aimed at helping families balance their work and home lives. Previously the right only applied to those with children up to age six. Where a child is disabled, the age limit remains at 18.

Harriet Harman, Minister for Women and Eqality, said: "Children don't stop needing their parents' time when they reach their sixth birthday. "We have already built a strong foundation of support for families through the right for parents with children under six to request flexible work. But, as any parent knows, older children going through the teenage years need just as much support and guidance."
Full story Source The Herald 6/4/09


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