CategoryFour Day Week

Every development you need to know about the four-day work week, updated as news comes in

Every 4-Day Work Week Bill (FEB 1, 2023 UPDATE)

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<< 4-Day Work Week: Complete Overview Interest in the four-day work week has grown drastically in the last few years – first from individuals, then management teams, and now governments. There are a number of four-day (or, 32-hour work week) bills being proposed in states and countries around the world. This is a running list of all of the government bills that push for a four-day...

18 Countries With A 4-Day Work Week (Proposed Or Law)

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Individual companies are the ones leading the charge toward a four-day work week. Often, it’s the choice of the employer to offer a four-day work week as a benefit to its employees, to attract or retail talent, or help improve the work-life balance for its team. Mostly, this movement comes through the private sector. But there is a push for the four-day work week in the public sector, too...

Companies With 4-Day Work Weeks [January 2023]

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During the Industrial Revolution, factory workers logged 80-100 hours per week. But in 1926, Henry Ford popularized the 40-hour work week after he found that working more barely yielded an increase in productivity. It was a breakthrough in how we work. But it was also nearly one hundred years ago. Just like how Henry Ford implemented the five-day work, today’s visionary companies have...

The 32-Hour Work Week

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What is a 32-hour work week? The most common 32-hour work week is Monday – Thursday, eight hours per day. The 32-hour work week phrase is used in three scenarios: 1) a full-time work schedule for four-day week companies, 2) a schedule for part-time employees, 3) a bill proposed in California, AB 2932, to change the standard work week from 40 to 32 hours.   I’ve worked 32 hours...

4/10 Work Schedule: The Manager’s Guide

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What is the 4/10 work schedule? The 4/10 work week (or “4 10s”) consists of four, ten-hour work days (typically Monday – Thursday) followed by a three-day weekend (typically Friday – Sunday). Why do you work five days per week for 40 hours? Think back in your company’s history. Who made the decision to work that schedule? What purpose does it serve toward the goal of the...

9/80 Work Schedule: The Manager’s Guide

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Just about 100 years ago, Henry Ford popularized the five-day, 40-hour work week. Since then, most of the working world has operated on that schedule or something similar. But there are other options, folks! And many of us do different work than Ford assembly-line workers. In this article, we break down everything you’ll need to know about the 9/80 work schedule which allows for an extra...

Does Lithuania Have A 4-Day Work Week? (Status: Partial)

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Does Lithuania have a 4-day work week? Yes, sort of. In 2022, Lithuania passed a law that public-sector employees with children two or younger are allowed to work 32 hours per week. Private sector employees and people who do not have young children do not qualify. Why are people talking about a 4-day work week in Lithuania? A standard work week is 40 hours in Lithuania. On April 21, 2022...

Does Scotland Have A 4-Day Work Week? (Status: Testing)

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Does Scotland have a 4-day work week? No. Scotland does not have a four-day work week. They have a well-funded trial of a four-day work week – the result of a promise made by the Scottish National Party. Why are people talking about a 4-day work week in Scotland? The Scottish National Party made a campaign promise in 2021 to trial a four-day work week. In this trial, workers would have their...

Does Spain Have A 4-Day Work Week? (Status: Stalled)

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Does Spain have a 4-day work week? No. Spain does not have a four-day work week. They have a well-funded, well-publicized plan to trial a four-day work week. The trial has not started. Why are people talking about a 4-day work week in Spain? The political party, Más País, included the four-day work week as part of it’s platform when it launched in 2019. The party proposed a three-year trial...

Does Japan Have A 4-Day Work Week?

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Does Japan have a 4-day work week? No. Japan does not have a four-day work week. Why are people talking about a 4-day work week in Japan? There are two main reasons people have heard about the four-day work week in Japan. 1) Microsoft Japan ran a four-day work week trial called the “Work Life Choice Challenge” in the summer of 2019. The company claims the four-day trial boosted...