Mothers and fathers who get back to work after taking a parental leave will soon benefit from a greater workplace flexibility after the federal government, through Prime Minister Julia Gillard, promised to act quickly to modify workplace relations laws, Big Pond reported on Friday. In line with this, the federal government will be working on the remaining recommendations from last year's Fair Work Act review.
Of the 53 recommendations pressed by the review panel, only 17 has been acted upon by the federal government, so far. The remainder needs further consultation. Although, the Prime Minister assured to conduct an immediate legislation by the Labor party to further stretch every parent's right to appeal for a return to flexible and part-time job.
So far, approximately 80 percent of requests have already been resolved but the Prime Minister said by formalizing such right through implementation of fair work laws, more employees will benefit from a more flexible schedule as employers will be obliged to consider the validity of every parent's request by then.
news source: BigPondNews.com