Flexible Working Arrangements


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Certain employees have the right to request flexible working arrangements and employers can only refuse requests based on reasonable business grounds.

Flexibility in the workplace allows employers and employees to arrange working conditions that suit them. This helps employers improve the productivity and efficiency of their business and employees to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Do you know your rights and obligations as an employer?

This briefing will explain your obligations when considering requests and the circumstances in which it may be reasonable to refuse flexible working arrangements as well as benefits a business can gain from implementing them.


90 minutes

Learning outcomes

  • What is the policy background behind the legislation providing an entitlement for certain categories of employees to request flexible working arrangements?
  • Who has a right to request flexible working arrangements?
  • What might flexible working arrangements look like?
  • On what grounds can a business refuse a request?
  • What type of action can an employee take if a request is unreasonably refused?
  • Tips and tricks in dealing with requests.
  • What benefits might a business gain from implementing flexible working arrangements


This briefing is suited to business owners, HR and professionals and managers/supervisors who employ or manage workers.

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Ticketing Options

Sessions will be held in a variety of regional locations during March. Find one near you.

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Contact the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry