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What does the flexible working law change mean for HR: Katie Mahoney for HR Magazine

Posted on 5 June 2024

The introduction of the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 has sparked discussions on the future of flexible working arrangements. As reported by HR Magazine, the new law, effective from 6 April, has been a topic of interest for both employees and HR professionals.

Katie Mahoney, Of Counsel at Mishcon de Reya, provided her insights on the implications of the new legislation. She commented: "Employers should prepare for a likely increase in the number of requests, as employees are likely to have gained awareness of their flexible working rights from the publicity."

The article also explores the broader impact of the law change on HR practices and the potential for a rise in employment tribunal cases as more businesses return their teams to the workplace. It suggests that the law change presents an opportunity for HR to reassess the benefits of flexible working and to lead the business in redefining work models and performance metrics.

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