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World of HR: UK’s expanded law for the right to flexible work goes into effect

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The UK’s law to expand the right to flexible work went into effect in April, and the government hopes it will help worker morale.

Where in the world? Workers in England, Scotland, and Wales are now allowed to request flexible work accommodations like modified hours or remote work when they start a job under the Employment Rights (Flexible Working) Bill, Women’s Health reported.

The law removes the provision in the original 1996 Employment Rights Act, which required a person to work for a company for six months before they could request flexible work. Furthermore, the number of requests per year a worker

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