All employees can ask at any time to change:
- hours of work (over a day, a week or year)
- days of work
- place of work.
Flexible work can also be used to change:
- how work is done
- how starting and ending work are managed
- how work is managed in the workplace to help employees and businesses.
Flexible work doesn’t just mean working part-time instead or full-time or changing the shifts that you work.
Benefits, rights and responsibilities
Flexible working arrangements can benefit everyone — employers, employees, their families and communities.
How to apply
How an employee can apply for flexible working arrangements.
Approving a request
Once you’ve considered your employee’s request for flexible working arrangements, you need to let them know your decision in writing.
Tools and Resources
Flexible work toolkit
This toolkit is designed to help small to medium business owners understand and manage flexible work with practical tips and tools.
Flexible work toolkit - Appendix A
Flexible work application form.
Flexible work toolkit - Appendix B
Employer’s/manager’s response form.
Flexible work toolkit - Appendix C
Working from home guidelines.
Flexible work toolkit - Appendix D
Information for employees.