List of Terms – F
Fixed schedules are a permanent framework that specifies the employee’s attendance hours on the job and does not allow flexibility. The employee’s arrival after time specified as the beginning of the workday is considered tardiness and may be deducted from his/hers wages. Leaving work before the end of the workday can also be deducted from his wages, as can be leaving during the workday. Early arrival at work usually does not grant the employee extra pay.
Work arrangement that allows the employee to determine his working time within the general framework of his employment agreement. This arrangement allows flexibility in choosing the hours for starting and ending the workday, which is possible when the employee can perform his job independently of colleagues / resources / factors external to the organization (such as customers) that are not available during his working hours.
In many cases, a core time is set, e.g., 10:00 to 15:00, during which all employees of the organization must be present. Flexibility applies to the start and end time outside this framework. At times flexibility is possible also in the choice of the place of work, for example providing the option to work from home.