Job Share Guidance Notes

August 2012
Guidance Notes – Job-Sharing

Job-sharing has become increasingly popular in recent years as it gives flexibility to both the employee and the employer, especially if there is some overlap in the working hours of the job sharers during busy times.

However, a job-share arrangement needs careful advance planning in order for it to work properly on both sides. The new Simply-Docs Guidance notes – Job-Sharing have been produced to explain the legal and practical issues which employers need to consider in setting up and managing job-sharers.

As an employer may agree to a job-share arrangement following a flexible working request, employers may also wish to look at the Simply-Docs suite of flexible working documents to ensure that correct procedures are followed. There is also a separate Simply-Docs Job-Share Employment Contract which can be used to set down the agreed working arrangements. The employer will have to consider in advance the level of flexibility required and ensure that the job-sharers are entirely clear about what will happen if one part of the job-share arrangement leaves.

The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific legal matter.

The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific legal matter.

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