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The hours or days worked in a week: a four-day workweek.
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(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
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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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There are companies out there offering four-day workweeks to entice workers seeking a better work-life balance.
Under such circumstances, the bonus amount must then be apportioned back over the workweeks during which it was earned--or, if it was not earned in specific weeks, in a reasonable and equitable method such as an equal amount each week.
In his 1930 essay Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren, Keynes (1963: 368) calculated that rich countries should be able to provide a high material standard of living on the basis of 15-hour average workweeks by 2030.
A new feature quietly introduced in Excel 2010 will make it easier to count workdays when you have nonstandard workweeks.
Eligible employees are entitled to 12 workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:
Average weekly hours for employees in private industry decreased across all industries; hours were pulled down further as a result of heavy job losses in industries with above-average workweeks
The 21,000 volunteer hours is the equivalent of more than 420 workweeks (at 50 hours per week) or almost 8.5 years of service (at 50 workweeks per year).
This month we will explore three of the most common options available to employers--layoffs, reductions in workweeks or salary, and furloughs--and address some of the legal pitfalls that can be associated with each.
From fall semester 2007 to spring semester 2008, Brevard employees worked four-and-a-half-day workweeks, with half days on Friday.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Despite much recent hype about companies offering four-day workweeks and greater flexibility for telecommuting, a new Gallup Poll suggests these are perks for the few, not the masses.
Answer: Paydays and workweeks are two different things, and one is not necessarily related to another.
While a private employer only is governed by the FMLA when it is "engaged in commerce [and] employs fifty or more employees for each working day during each of twenty or more calendar workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year," (4) the FMLA applies to all public agencies.