Added on: Monday 6th April 2009
An amendment to the Flexible Working Regulations issued by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform comes into effect today.
The right to request a flexible working pattern will be extended to cover employees with parental responsibility for children aged 16 and under.
There are other criteria they need to fulfill such as having worked for a company for at least 6 months but effectively this could mean changes for employers, especially if they haven't got the IT infrastructure to deal with this.
However, at its simplest, all that is required is an Internet connection to provide email communication with the office and for those that have it a secure VPN.
This is where SAAS (software as a service) applications come into their own as everything you need is online already.