A compressed workweek is an alternative schedule for working that reduces a standard five-day workweek to fewer number of days. Employees accomplish the full number of required weekly hours by working longer days. The most popular choices in a compressed workweek are five 9-hour days the first week, and then a week of four 9-hours days. Other options include three 12-hour days or four 10-hour days. Applying a compressed workweek is easier with non-exempt staff where maximum work hours are recognized. This is an attractive strategy for workers who want more flexible work schedules and are fine building extra hours into their workday.
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