Flextime is a work schedule arrangement between an employee and a supervisor that allows the employee to work a schedule other than the traditional Monday through Friday, 9-to-5 shift. Under most flextime arrangements, the employee must be at work for approximately 50 percent of the workday, but for the rest of the day, the schedule is flexible—the employee may come in early and leave early, or come in late and leave late, so long as the work gets done and the employee works the required number of hours. This type of arrangement works best in settings where the pace of the workload is fairly predictable, with few instances of large amounts of urgent work turning up unexpectedly. It also helps when employees are on good ...

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