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The telecommunications company O2, has published a report that looked at the future of work and flexible working. The report found that 27% of respondents felt that their performance is primarily measured by the time they spend in the office, rather than their output and the same number also said that they felt they were prevented from working flexibly by their line managers. EFC has…
Employers for Carers is delighted to welcome Lucy McLynn, Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, who has kindly agreed to act as Honorary Legal Advisor. McLynn is ranked by Chambers UK Legal Directory as a Leader in the field of Employment, and recommended by the Legal 500 Directory and Chambers. She is a panellist on Radio 4's Money Box Live on topics including carers' rights and…

Juggling work and care video

Thursday, 24 November 2011
Learn why supporting working carers is essential to the future economic stability of the UK.
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…