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flexitime

a method of organizing hours of work which permits some flexibility in the times of starting and finishing each working day. Usually the employee will be required to commence work within certain times (for example between 7.00 and 9.30 a.m.) and to remain at work until a specified time (for example 3.30 p.m.). Within these limits employees can choose day by day their hours of work. However, they will usually be required to work a specified total number of hours over a period of, say, one month. Any shortfalls at the end of the period may be carried forward or result in pay deductions whilst excess hours could be dealt with by additional pay or time off in lieu. Flexitime enables employees to adapt their working day to other commitments. However, it also confers advantages to employers: in so far as it requires precise timings to be kept it can tighten control of hours of work; and because potential absences from work (for example, visit to a doctor) can be pushed outside the flexi-day it can improve utilization of staff and productivity. See ANNUAL HOURS.
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Employee engagement matters most -- fewer hours with more vacation days and flextime cannot fully offset the negative effects of a disengaging workplace on wellbeing.
Leading Japanese companies started adopting flextime during the ''bubble economy'' of the late 1980s with the aim of boosting creativity in the workplace.
The office found during on-the-spot investigations in February that some flextime employees in the company's administrative departments were working overtime without being paid for it, the sources said.
This is more evidence for employers that offering corporate eldercare benefits that support caregivers, such as flextime and long-term-care insurance, may contribute to workplace productivity and tenure," said Gail Hunt, executive director of the national alliance.
This issue of the Review explores the growing incidence and impact of strategies ranging from contingent work to flextime.
Answering that call, Utah employers are creating more tailored work environments and providing increased opportunities for flextime and telecommuting.
Flextime and part-time hours are the most common forms of flexible work arrangements, and telework/work-at-home programs among survey respondents increased from 11% in 1989 to 50% in 1999.
They write a bill to eliminate flextime, the ability for workers to work longer days without overtime so they can take off a day without using a sick or vacation day, and the Assembly and Senate pass it and the governor enacts it.
He soon learned from department officials that the DOL objected to his company's flextime policy for salaried employees.
1 percent of local government employees (which includes public elementary and secondary schools) worked flextime.
Alternative Officing: Hoteling (having different employees share the same space at different times), telecommuting, flextime, working in teams, and outsourcing (contracting out for services), are a few of the choices now available.
1995), "The strictly business flextime request form", Inc.