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In her speech on women and the economy on 4 November, Teresa May reiterates what members of Employers for Carers know, that it ‘makes good business sense to run a flexible workforce’: “In a global economy, the world doesn't stop at 5pm Greenwich Mean Time; nor do international businesses, overseas customers, or foreign markets – and so British companies can't either. They need a flexible…
New figures, obtained by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) under a Freedom of Information request, show that out of a total 218,100 employment tribunal claims in 2010/11, just 277 alleged that employers had failed to observe flexible working regulations. The majority of these claims (229) were successfully conciliated by ACAS or settled out of court and, of the 48 that actually reached…

Distance caring research and toolkit

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Following the first ever employer/employee survey on distance caring by Employers for Carers (EfC) and Carers UK, launched in association with Nomura in June, EfC has published a short toolkit (October 2011) for employers including tips on things that employers can do to identify and support employees who are caring at a distance. The toolkit is available on the Members' section of this website (see…
The Employers for Carers Leadership Group has submitted a response (on behalf of the Leadership Group) to the recent Government consultation on Modern Workplaces. The Group's response focusses on the consultation document's proposals to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees. The Group supports the proposed extension (as many of its members already offer the right to request to all employees) and…
A number of key employment law changes take effect this month (from 1 October) including: Agency Workers Regulations: From 1 October 2011, agency workers who work in the same role with the same hirer for 12 continuous calendar weeks will be entitled to the same basic employment and working conditions as employees in comparable roles. The regulations, which implement the 2008 EU Temporary Agency Workers…