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Urge Lawmakers to Allow More Flexible Scheduling
Small-business owners, as well as their employees, are faced with the challenging task of juggling their personal lives with their careers. In order to allow the greatest amount of freedom while maintaining productivity, flexible scheduling—including flexible credit hour programs, compensatory time and compressed workweeks—must be made available to all small businesses.   Businesses are allowed to adjust schedules and work hours within a 40-hour work week, but nothing beyond that singular week. For certain individuals who are exempt from overtime pay, primarily those in managerial or professional roles, the employee and employer have the opportunity to discuss and legally alter the worker’s schedule— even allowing for multiple-week arrangements. Unfortunately, a typical small-business employee may not qualify for such an exemption, leaving them unable to negotiate a better work arrangement with their employer.
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