What Is Flex Time?


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Flextime is an alternative work schedule in which an employer gives workers some control over their work hours. In a typical flextime setup, employees are required to be at work for certain core hours, but they can flex their schedule to earlier or later times.

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Flextime schedules are normally worked out between an employee and his manager. The core hour requirement ensures that all employees in the company or department are around for a period of time to collaborate or meet. In a company with core hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., a worker may work from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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