Or, at least some flexibility. As part of the budget deal, Labor Code 511 is amended to allow employers to include in the proposed menus of work options a regular schedule of 8-hour days that are compensated outside the scope of the alternative week, or normally. Further, employees who adopt a menu of work schedule options may, with employer consent, move from one schedule option to another on a weekly basis.
The bill also defines "work unit" as a division, a department, a job classification, a shift, a separate physical location, or a recognized subdivision thereof. A work unit may consist of an individual employee as long as the criteria for an identifiable work unit in this section is met.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the budget deal this morning. These amendments will be effective 91 days from yesterday, or on May 22, 2009.