Flextime Definition

An arrangement between employer and employee that allows for flexible start and finish times to the work day but typically does not change the total number of hours in the work week. Flextime can be made available to both part-time and full-time employees.

Flextime Extended Definition
As a substitute to the standard 8-to-5 work day, alternative work schedules such as flextime can be offered by an employer to let employees choose their own arrival and departure times. 

Flextime work schedules may include a core time, a period of the day in which the employee is expected to be at work. In addition to allowing beneficial flexibility to employees, flexible scheduling can allow companies to serve clients for a greater portion of the day. 

Flexible work schedules are not covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act but are a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee.

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Rachel Blakely-Gray | Apr 27, 2023

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