4 Day Workweeks Can Be Hazardous to Employee Health

While four-day workweeks have been used as a employee flexibility benefit, many experts say that compressing an entire workweek consisting of 40-50 hours into just four days can lead to health risks. CBS News reports that issues tend to arise when too many hours are worked per day, and that those who work more than 12 hours in a 24 hour period are more prone to workplace accidents, heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. While many think that a three-day weekend will make up for the increased workload during the four-day work period, CBS News reports that this is not the case.

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