According to a recent poll of 1,000 office workers, nearly three-quarters staff are in favour of working a compressed four-day week. If you are going to allow staff to work compressed hours, what should you think about when drafting a contractual compressed hours clause?
Under a compressed hours arrangement, which is a type of flexible working, the employee still works their same full-time hours but over a reduced working period and with no reduction in pay. It normally involves their working longer hours on four days a week, giving them one extra day off during the week. Part-time employees can also work compressed hours, but in practice they’re less likely to want such an arrangement.