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The hours or days worked in a week: a four-day workweek.


(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) US and Canadian the number of hours or days in a week actually or officially allocated to work. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): working week



the total number of regular working hours or days in a week.
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Noun1.workweek - hours or days of work in a calendar weekworkweek - hours or days of work in a calendar week; "they worked a 40-hour week"
work time - a time period when you are required to work
calendar week, week - a period of seven consecutive days starting on Sunday
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And respondents who shortened their workweek (20%) outnumbered those who lengthened their workweeks (11%).
A rearranged workweek is often referred to as a compressed workweek in which an employee comes to work for fewer days a week (at least on the average), but works a longer day, such as the 10-hours-a-day, 4-day workweek and its many variations (e.
That's because the state's average manufacturing workweek was significantly higher than the national average in April.
Growth in the number of working couples and in the length of the average workweek have made the old-fashioned two-week vacation increasingly rare.
The correctional facility implemented a new five-and-two workweek (five work days in a row with two days off) for the officers, replacing its older four-and-two workweek.
The average workweek for all employees on private nonagricultural payrolls decreased by 0.
The municipality of the Bulgarian city of Kardzhali is considering the introduction of a 4-day workweek, due to the expected cuts of the municipality budgets.
Ahmadi-nejad has cut the workweek to 30 hours a week in Tehran and 33 hours in the provinces during Ramadan.
5 times that amount for all hours over 40 in a workweek.
cops work a compressed workweek -- meaning they have plenty of spare time to come in and do overtime shifts.
Materials scientists have turned wood into stone, mimicking in a single workweek a natural petrification process that takes millions of years.
My workweek begins on Monday, ends on Friday and my weekend days--Saturday and Sunday--are often reserved for linked activities.