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  • Conner Lantz
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    We are looking at changing from a 4 day per week, 10 hours per day schedule to a 5 day week at 8 hours per day. Are there any legal implications we should be aware of? It would also be good to know what best practice recommendations could be made regarding messaging to staff and recommended notice period.

    Conner Lantz
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    There are no legal implications that you need to consider other than a reasonable notice term. Best practice for such a transition, depending on Industry and how long you have had a 4-day work week, is 30 days minimum; however, in the hospitality industry that can be as little as 7-days. You may want to consider family obligations and child-care for some employees. It may be difficult, for example, to find child care for infants or toddlers for that fifth day, so as much notice is not only respectful to the employee but might save you some attrition and/or turnover costs.

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