This document is a basic letter that may be utilised by the employee in the event he or she wishes to seek a flexible working arrangement. Employers may wish to utilise this precedent letters for their employees, so to ensure the requests are made in accordance with the provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009.
If an employee wishes to request flexible working arrangements then you may wish to use this letter as a template for the employee to submit their request to the employer.
This letter provides all of the various options that may be used by the employee in requesting a flexible working arrangement. Where some of the options are not relevant, they may be deleted.
This letter, when completed, is compliant with the processes required by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
This document has been authored for Lexis Nexis by Brooke Pendlebury, Principal, Pendlebury Workplace Law, Sydney.
This document is prepared with the assistance of Specialist Editor Justine Turnbull, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw Australia.