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Section 65 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) allows employees to request a change in their working conditions like hours and location or working part-time.
Employee’s may request flexible working arrangements if they employee is:
An employee can make a request for flexible working arrangements if:
Employees need to make their request in writing and set out details of the change sought and the reasons for the change.
The employer needs to respond in writing within 21 days. Also, the employer may only refuse a request on reasonable business grounds and must include the reason in their response.
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of reasonable business grounds:
Employees can make a written request for a flexible working arrangement. Employers must respond in writing within 21 days. And employers may only refuse a request on reasonable business grounds.
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