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Remote & flexible working

Our advice and guidance for employers responding to the impact of the pandemic on the working patterns of an organisation's workforce.

Many organisations have been required to work from home as a result of lockdown, and remote working has become the new normal. We look at the various considerations that employers need to bear in mind in relation to working from home, the possibility of an increase in requests for flexible working arrangements, and issues arising for employers where employees wish to work remotely overseas. We have produced some useful resources to help employers navigate the legal aspects of flexible working and any changes you may need to make to current policies. We can also provide a “on-stop” solution to address your overseas remote working queries.

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