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Flexible working rights to be extended

As from 6 April, parents with children aged up to 16 will have the right to request flexible working, the government has confirmed.

Small employers 'unaware' of extra holidays for staff

A large number of small firms appear to be unaware that the statutory minimum holiday entitlement is to rise for employees.

EU discussions begin on UK working time opt-out

Talks have started in Brussels on whether the UK is to retain its opt-out from the EU’s Working Time Directive.

Recession to rule out compulsory equal pay reviews

The government is to be advised not to push ahead with the planned introduction of compulsory equal pay reviews in the forthcoming Equalities Bill.

New code of practice for workplace discipline agreed

The draft code of practice from Acas on the new rules governing discipline and grievance procedures at work has been approved by Parliament.

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