Carers and Employment Bill (HC Bill 136)




Make provision for carers’ rights to flexible working; and for connected

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Amendment of the Employment Rights Act 1996

(1) Section 80F of the Employment Rights Act 1996 is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1)(b) omit from “who” to the end of the subsection.

(3) After subsection (1) insert—

(1A) 5The rights accorded by subsection (1) above to persons mentioned in
subsection (2) shall apply from the first day of employment.

(4) In subsection (8)(a), omit sub-paragraph (i).

2 Transitional provision etc

(1) The Secretary of State may make by regulations such consequential, saving,
10transitional or transitory provision as he considers appropriate.

(2) Regulations made under subsection (1) shall be made by statutory instrument
and shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House
of Parliament.

3 Short title, commencement and extent

(1) 15This Act may be cited as the Carers and Employment Act 2011.

(2) This Act comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with
the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act extends to England and Wales only.