“Predictable Working Pattern” code of practice now available from ACAS
Following the (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023, receiving Royal Assent in September 2023,
ACAS has published consultation on a draft Code of Practice on handling requests for a predictable working pattern.
The Act states six specified reasons for refusing a request, including the burden of additional costs, and detrimental impact on the employer’s business. The consultation closes on 17 January 2024, and the new right is expected to come into force in Autumn 2024.
121 HR Solutions will keep our clients abreast of changes once they are confirmed and more information is known on how to address requests for predicable working patterns but maybe now is the time to review impact of what it could mean for your business – contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are considering contractual changes.