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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Homeworking policy
    Homeworking policyWith an increasing trend towards homeworking arrangements, if you grant this benefit to any of your staff, whether on a part-time or full-time basis, you need to ensure you set out in the staff handbook how the scheme will operate in practice. Otherwise, you could end up finding you have created a monster which you can't control.Home aloneWhilst employees with 26 weeks' continuous employment have the right to request flexible working, and this includes the right to request to work from home,...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Job share particulars
    Job share particulars This letter may be used to record an agreed job share arrangement, for example following a flexible working request.  Legal positionA job share occurs where two (or possibly more) employees share the duties and responsibilities of one full-time position. There are a number of ways in which the post might be split, such as the sharers both working a part of each day (for example, one works mornings and the other works afternoons), or they might work split weeks (for example, both work 2.5...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter confirming a career break
    Letter confirming a career breakIf you grant an employee time off work for a career break or sabbatical, you should confirm the provisions relating to it in writing, even if you already have a policy in place governing the situation. In particular it's important to confirm the situation regarding the employee's contract of employment and their continuity of employment.No statutory rightUnless it falls within one of the family friendly rights, there is no statutory entitlement for employees to take a career break...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Trial flexible working arrangement extension letter
    Trial flexible working arrangement extension letterIf an employee has a trial flexible working arrangement in place, occasionally you may need to extend that trial period before you make your final decision on whether to confirm or revoke the flexible working arrangement.Trial periodIt's acceptable under the flexible working provisions for you to agree flexible working arrangements for a temporary or trial period only. You might want to do this where you're unsure whether the arrangements requested are workable...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Homeworking checklist
    Homeworking checklistWhere you've agreed that an employee can work from home, there are various matters you should consider before the arrangement is finalised. Our checklist will ensure you have everything in place.Setting up homeworkingOnce you've agreed in principle to an employee's request for homeworking, you then need to consider how it will operate in practice. Our Homeworking Policy can be used to set out your general rules on how your homeworking scheme operates and what rights and responsibilities...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Response to invalid flexible working request
    Response to invalid flexible working requestA flexible working application can be invalid for various reasons including if it's not dated, doesn't specify the change being applied for and the effective date, or doesn't explain the effect of the change on your business and how any such effect might be dealt with. Our letter covers all the invalidity reasons and invites the employee to resubmit their application.Flexible working entitlementTo be eligible to make a request for flexible working, an employee must...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Ineligible for flexible working letter
    Ineligible for flexible working letterAn employee is ineligible to request flexible working if they don't have 26 weeks' continuous service or they've already made a statutory flexible working request in the previous twelve months. Our letter confirms their ineligibility.Eligibility criteriaOur Ineligible for Flexible Working Letter enables you to inform an employee that they're actually ineligible to submit a request for flexible working once they've already purported to do so. An employee may be ineligible...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Extension of flexible working decision period
    Extension of flexible working decision periodWhen an employee applies for flexible working, normally you must notify them of your decision within three months. However, you can agree with them to extend that period and use our letter to confirm this agreement.Flexible working entitlementAll employees benefit from the statutory right to request a flexible working arrangement, provided they have 26 weeks' continuous employment at the date their application is made and they've not made another statutory flexible...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter confirming flexible working request withdrawn
    Letter confirming flexible working request withdrawn Use this letter when an employee has withdrawn their statutory flexible working request.    It also enables you to notify an employee that their flexible working request is being treated as withdrawn. You can do this if they've failed to attend two meetings at the initial stage, or two appeal meetings at the appeal stage, without good reason. You must notify them that you've decided to treat their conduct as a withdrawal of their request.Employee's withdrawalOur...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Homeworkers - general
    Homeworkers - generalEmployees who regularly work from home should be treated the same way as other employees. Their work activities will need to be assessed and any hazards highlighted addressed so that the level of risk is reduced as much as possible. Failure to do so may lead to homeworkers being injured or suffering from ill-health. Managing the risksTo help you to identify the hazards associated with working from home and the appropriate ways of controlling them, use our example Risk Assessment - Homeworkers...
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