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Work-Life Balance / Flexible Working

Work-Life Balance policies and best practices are not just about families and childcare. Nor is it about working less. It’s about striking the right balance between what you can achieve at work and at home and being fresh enough to give your best to all areas of your life.

There are many different types of flexible working and can include part-time working, term-time working, job sharing, flexi-time, compressed hours, annual hours, working from home on a regular basis, mobile working, career breaks or commissioned outcomes.

Right to request flexible working

Every employee who has 26 weeks continuous employment service has the right to request flexible working. Whilst you can make a request to work flexibly, the employer can refuse the request if it will place undue burden on the employer to fulfil the request.

Right to train

As with flexible working, employees who have worked for 26 continuous weeks with an employer are able to request time to train. The employee needs to be able to demonstrate the benefits to the organisation of the training they wish to attend. The request can be refused if it will place undue burden on the employer to fulfil the request.

When things go wrong at work

If you would like to know more about Work-Life Balance and how you can make it work for you, then email fis@wrexham.gov.uk or call into Wrexham Family Information Service for further information. Information is available about flexible-working arrangements, work breaks, legislation affecting work-life balance, and tax credits and childcare vouchers.