24.3 Compressed Work Week

Compressed work week refers to practices such as:

  1. a full work week that is condensed into fewer than five days; or
  2. two full-time work weeks compressed into nine or nine and one-half days.1


1. Consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act, non-exempt staff receive time and a half for work over 40 hours in a week. Hence the flexible work arrangement cannot alter a non-exempt schedule in a manner that causes overtime to occur. Although it is permissible, with the supervisor's approval, for a non-exempt staff to alter when the 40 hours are worked during the work week, staff cannot "bank" overtime hours worked in one work week for use as time off in a future work week.