On 16 May 2011, the Government published its Consultation on Modern Workplaces. This consultation proposes an extension of the right to request flexible working, a new system of shared flexible parental leave, revisions to dealing with annual leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998 and compulsory pay audits for employers found guilty of pay discrimination.

The consultation closes on 8 August 2011. We will keep you updated on any further announcements. Click here to read more.