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.
As an substitute to the standard 8-to-5 work day, alternative work schedules such as flextime can be offered by an employer that let the employee choose his/her 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. According to the Department of Labor, flexible work schedules are not covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act but are matter of agreement between the employer and the employee (or the employee’s representative).
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