Do you allow compressed workweeks in your office/company? If so, how do you manage the payroll aspect? Do you only allow non-exempt employees to utilize compressed workweeks?
What do you mean by compressed schedules? Labor law looks at hours actually worked and pretty much ignores every thing else.
Actually we are more likely to let exempt employees work flexible/compressed workweeks. Hourly/non-exempt can get into overtime issues if the time splits over 2 payweeks, so no we have not done so for hourly/non-exempt positions. And generally our non-exempt schedules have less flexibility since they need to be onsite during all regular business hours and we don't have extra staff to cover that time.
Flexible workweeks I am familiar with. Companies I have worked for do not care which 100 hours a week I worked.
Hi David - not so much flexible workweeks but for non-exempt it might be working four 10 hour days during the workweek instead of five 8 hour days. Non-exempt must take the time off during the same workweek. Exempt might be able to work (for example) 8.9 hours per day and take one day off every two weeks.
I believe the correct term is "compressed schedule" rather than "compressed workweek". The workweek remains 168 consecutive hours - what is compressed is the schedule from the traditional 5 days, 8 hours to 4 days 10 hours or 3 days at 11.5 hours and 1 day at 4.5 hours (or whatever). Four 9 hour days and one 4 hour day may also be considered - it extends the weekend and avoids rush hour for some of the staff - perhaps they switch morning and afternoon so every one gets to leave early every other week.
The feds look at "hours past 40 in the workweek", so 5x8 vs 4x10 vs 2 x 20 is a "who cares", since the feds do not look at that. So states like CA who have daily overtime can keep complicated.