Many employees today have ongoing, predictable demands on their time outside of work. These demands may include dependent children, an ill family member, a long commute, a desire for increased education, or a commitment to community or religious activities. To meet these demands, and to get a paying job done, such individuals often need to work at a different time or in a different place than the traditional “9 am to 5 pm, five days/week, face time at the workplace” rubric.
In response to employee and employer needs and preferences, some employers provide what we call “Flexible placethat work gets done on a regular basis. An employee may arrange to have an FWA for only a select period of time or an employee may be hired with the understanding that an FWA will be on a permanent basis until it is changed by mutual consent.
Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center, "Flexible Work Arrangements: The Overview Memo" (2006). Memos and Fact Sheets. 8.