How to Exercise Flexible Work: Take Steps with a "Soft Touch" Law
Publication Date: June 2005
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Jodie Levin-Epstein
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: Great Britain
In the U.K., a new "soft touch" law gives some employees the right to ask their employers for a change in work arrangements. This brief, the third in the Work-Life Balance Series, describes how U.K. employers partnered with government on work-life balance, highlights findings about flexible work, and identifies issues to explore in any U.S. adaptation.
The supplementary file is an annotated version of this brief which also includes an appendix of U.K. surveys on the soft touch law.