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Working-Time Configurations

Working-Time Configurations 537452 Il RXXX10.1177/0019793914537452Industrial & labor Relations ReviewWORKING -TIME CONFIGURATIONS research-article2014 WORkIng -TIme COnfIgURa TIOns: a fRameWORk fOR analyzIng DIveRsITy aCROss COUnTRIes PeTeR BeRg, geRhaRD BOsCh, anD Jean ChaResT* orking-time practices across the developed world have exploded with Wdiversity during the past few decades. The once standard 8-hour day and 40-hour workweek that emerged and reigned throughout much of the 20th century have given way to an increasing variety of working-time arrange- ments. flexible schedules, in which hours can vary daily or weekly, and non- standard work arrangements, such as fixed term, on-call, temporary, or part-time, are widely used at the workplace. In addition, we have witnessed the growth of zero-hour contracts that make no guarantee to provide work- ers with weekly working hours or a reliable income, while requiring employ- ees to work on very short notice with very unpredictable schedules; annualized hours contracts that allow for work hours to vary over a year; and working-time accounts that allow employees to bank hours worked over a set weekly standard and to then draw on these accounts for paid time off. as a vital element of the employment relationship, working time is deeply linked to changes in the labor market http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ILR Review SAGE

Working-Time Configurations

ILR Review , Volume 67 (3): 33 – Jul 1, 2014

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SAGE
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© Cornell University 2014
ISSN
0019-7939
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2162-271X
DOI
10.1177/0019793914537452
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537452 Il RXXX10.1177/0019793914537452Industrial & labor Relations ReviewWORKING -TIME CONFIGURATIONS research-article2014 WORkIng -TIme COnfIgURa TIOns: a fRameWORk fOR analyzIng DIveRsITy aCROss COUnTRIes PeTeR BeRg, geRhaRD BOsCh, anD Jean ChaResT* orking-time practices across the developed world have exploded with Wdiversity during the past few decades. The once standard 8-hour day and 40-hour workweek that emerged and reigned throughout much of the 20th century have given way to an increasing variety of working-time arrange- ments. flexible schedules, in which hours can vary daily or weekly, and non- standard work arrangements, such as fixed term, on-call, temporary, or part-time, are widely used at the workplace. In addition, we have witnessed the growth of zero-hour contracts that make no guarantee to provide work- ers with weekly working hours or a reliable income, while requiring employ- ees to work on very short notice with very unpredictable schedules; annualized hours contracts that allow for work hours to vary over a year; and working-time accounts that allow employees to bank hours worked over a set weekly standard and to then draw on these accounts for paid time off. as a vital element of the employment relationship, working time is deeply linked to changes in the labor market

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ILR ReviewSAGE

Published: Jul 1, 2014

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