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Could a 4-Day Work Week Be On the Horizon?

November 2, 2021

With many U.S. workers emerging from the pandemic seeking more flexible working hours, could a 4-day work week become a new standard for business? Hear why U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) has proposed an hourly change to the standard work week, the different shapes it could take across various sectors, and which companies might be the first to give it a try. 

Topics Include:

5:03- History of the 5-day, 40-hour work week
6:38 - What shape could a 4-day week take?
10:25 - How might different sectors implement it?
14:06 - Which firms could launch a new trend?
16:56 - Union Eligibility: PRO Act vs. CA-AB5
21:31 - Misconceptions on the PRO Act


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