Get Ready for Enforced Flexibility | BTalk Australia

Last Updated Nov 26, 2009 4:33 PM EST


Juliet Bourke

Juliet Bourke

(Episode 382; 13 minutes 12) At the start of 2010 the new National Employment Standards come into being. The standards include:

- maximum weekly hours of work
- parental leave and related entitlements
- annual leave
- personal / carer's leave and compassionate leave
- community service leave
- long service leave
- public holidays
- notice of termination and redundancy pay

There's also a requirement to respond to requests from employees for flexible working arrangements. Juliet Bourke, a Partner at Aequus Partners, says many employers are not aware of their obligations.

In today's BTalk Australia Juliet talks through what you need to be doing and the consequences of not following these new flexible working arrangements.

Will these new arrangements work? How ready are you? Add your comments in the Talkback section at the end of this post.

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