Telecommuting: Employees work at home, linked to the workplace by computers and fax machines.

Flex Time: Workers start and end their days on flexible schedules-for example, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. instead of 9 to 5-within limits set by management.

Work sharing: To avoid layoffs, an organization’s work force might share the available work.

Job-Sharing: Two people share the responsibilities, salary, and benefits of one full-time job.

Permanent Part-Time: The employee works fewer hours, but enjoys the same job security and benefits as a full-time employee.

Compressed Work Week: Employees work longer hours for fewer days.

Phased Retirement: This allows people to retire gradually by reducing their hours of work.

Leave Time: The employee may be absent from work without loss of employment rights for such options as family leave, maternity leave, educational leave, sabbatical leave, and personal leave.

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