Helen McFarland, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses flexible work arrangements in SHRM. While there are many benefits to offering flexible work arrangements, unique challenges can arise for employers that offer flexible work arrangements in California, said Helen. "If an employer offered four 10-hour shifts rather than five eight-hour shifts, in California, unlike many other states, the employer would be required to pay overtime for the extra two hours worked each day," Helen explained. "Ten-hour shifts would also mean potentially offering two meal periods rather than one," she added.
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