HR to advise on flexible hours lawOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Senior HR professionals have been asked to play a key role in theGovernment’s new task force set up to examine the introduction of legislationon flexible working practices (News 5 June). Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt revealed the nine members ofthe task force last week and they include Fiona Cannon, head of equalopportunities at Lloyds TSB, Mike Griffin, director of HR at Kings CollegeHospital NHS Trust and Anne Minto, HR director at Smiths Group, and editorialadviser of Personnel Today. Sir George Bain, chairman of the new work and parents taskforce, toldPersonnel Today it will be looking closely at existing flexible workingarrangements that are successful and don’t damage business. He said,”Working parents have said what they want most is the ability to workflexibly. “It will be the role of the task force to examine how a right for suchparents to request to work flexible hours can be introduced, building onexisting best practice that is compatible with business efficiency.” The task force will report in mid-November.