City firm Linklaters has announced a new flexible working policy under which employees will have greater freedom to choose the option to work remotely for up to 20% to 50% of their time.
The policy is discretionary, meaning there is no automatic entitlement for employees to work from home for that period of time; it must be agreed on a team-by-team basis and subject to operational requirements being met. The principle of remote working, however, will not need permission to be granted.