Everyone has the right to ask their employer for flexible working
You can ask for flexible working, but your employer can still turn you down.
Until today, you could only ask for flexible working if you had a child or were a carer. That’s all changed. From today, just about anyone can ask their boss if they can work flexibly. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to work flexibly as your employer will be able to say no. However, they’ll only be able to do that for one of eight ‘business’ reasons.
Can you get a mortgage if you have a zero-hours contract and can you join your work pension?
The number of people on zero-hours contracts has increased sharply in the last couple of years. But what are they and how do they work? What does it mean for you if you want to take out a mortgage or a pension and you’re on a zero-hours contract?
Five things you need to know about your rights if you’re affected by the snow
Thousands of schools were closed yesterday and more flights could be cancelled. What are your rights?
While most of the schools in the UK were open today, thousands were closed and some could close in the next few days. If your children are in school and you normally work, it can be difficult getting childcare at short notice – which probably means you have to work at home or take the day off. If you can’t get into work, you’ll probably lose out on pay. And if your flight is cancelled, what can you claim? Find out.