Compressed Work Schedule | Meaning and Definition

What is Compressed work schedule?

An employee with this schedule can complete a standard 35–40-hour workweek in less than five days. A full-time employee, for example, may work four 8-10-hour days rather than five 8-hour days.

This option is more readily used for non-exempt employees who have a set number of maximum work hours, although it is not ruled out for monthly paid employees who work more than 30 hours per week. Non-exempt employees who agree to a truncated workweek are typically required to be paid overtime for all hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek.

Advantages of Compressed Work Schedule

  •   Employees can achieve a better work-life balance by taking an extra day off.
  •   The employee retains his or her full wages and perks. 
  •   Commuting time and expenditures are reduced.
  •   During non-regular workplace hours, there are fewer interruptions and more productivity. 
  •   By overlapping schedules, total employee hours are increased at high peak workloads.
  •   Workplace hours have been extended.
  •   Managing a large amount of time that has been accumulated.
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