A Flexible Working Policy sets out your approach to flexible working arrangements and how your employees should make their application for such an arrangement.
Where organisations encourage a better work-life balance, flexible working arrangements such as flexible working hours and telecommuting are sometimes permitted. For employees with family responsibilities, the employer has legal obligations to consider them and must accommodate certain requests within reasonable means. Failure to do so may amount to direct or indirect discrimination under the anti-discrimination ordinances in Hong Kong, including the Family Status Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 527) and the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 480).
This Flexible Working Policy sets out your organisation's approach to flexible working and explains how the employee can apply for a flexible working arrangement. The policy should be used in conjunction with the Flexible Working Request.
When drafting a Flexible Working Policy, it is important to focus on a number of key clauses, in particular: