Note: There have been some changes to certain parental leave entitlements and to flexible working arrangements that apply from 1 July 2013. We are updating the information on this page to reflect the changes. See our Latest news for details about the changes.
Fostering a culture of workplace flexibility for family responsibilities can help to achieve a more productive work environment. From reduced absenteeism to improved job satisfaction, there are significant benefits for employees and employers in achieving a work and family balance.
This Best Practice Guide explains:
- the advantages of working at best practice
- the benefits of developing family-friendly workplace strategies
- employee’s rights to family-friendly entitlements
- developing flexible workplace strategies
- communicating family-friendly initiatives
- the importance of reviewing and assessing
- family-friendly policies and procedures
- workplace discrimination.
There is also a checklist on how to achieve a family-friendly workplace.
Download the Work & family Best Practice Guide
Work & family resources
These resources may assist employees in asking about flexible working arrangements at their workplace. They include tips on discussing a request with an employer, a template letter and examples.