9 to 5 No More: State Legislation To Give Working Families More Time Julie Schwartz Weber, JD Policy Specialist July 11, 2008 www.bc.edu/wfnetwork ** Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not those of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation or the Sloan Work and Family Research Network. .
Provide workers with flexibility in the scheduling of their work hours
Flex time : allows workers to shift start and quitting times
Compressed work schedules : work a full-time schedule, in less than a 5-day traditional workweek by increasing daily hours worked
What Are States Doing To Help? What kind of Workers get Flexible Schedules? Percent that can adjust start and stop times Low wage workers have the least access to flexible work schedules Source: Families and Work Institute, 2006
What Are States Doing To Help? Flexible Schedule Legislation Considered Bills Passed Laws Both
What Are States Doing To Help? Why do States enact Flexible Work Legislation? Number of States
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