The scheduling of work hours is important to employers and employees alike. Employers must ensure sufficient staffing to meet workload demands; employees must balance work with other aspects of their lives. Over the past several years, the tendency to view these needs as mutually exclusive has slowly given way to increased discussion of and experimentation with flexible work arrangements as an effective way to balance work-life demands. While these workplace flexibility initiatives take many forms, the majority of them require collaboration between employers and employees regarding work hours and conditions.
Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center, "The National Labor Relations Act and Flexible Work Arrangements: An Overview of Existing Law and Proposals for Reform" (2007). Memos and Fact Sheets. Paper 14.