Read the document to make sure it meets your business’ needs and that you’ve provided all of the necessary information. Remember that, if you have any questions, you can Ask a lawyer for advice.
Flexible working policy checklist
Make it Legal™ Checklist
Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document
Just having a Flexible Working Policy in place is not enough to ensure you comply with your legal obligations. Make sure your business complies with the law on flexible working by, for example, making sure managers deal with all flexible working requests as required by this Policy and the law.
Make the Flexible Working Policy available to employees. You could, for example, include it in induction packs, send it out by email, put it on notice boards, hand it out in hard copy, or put it on an intranet site.
The Flexible Working Policy is not a contract and does not need to be signed or agreed to by your staff. You can ask staff members to sign an acknowledgement to show that they received it, but it’s not legally required.
A copy of your Flexible Working Policy will be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’. You should also download and securely store a copy of your Policy for your records.
Whenever the Policy is amended, keep a copy of each version that has been in force, a record of when it was introduced, and how and when each version was made available to employees.