Advantages and Disadvantages of the Different Types of Working Hours' Organisation
The variety of existing work schedules offers advantages and disadvantages for workers, as well as for their employers. While some flexibility in working hours is oriented to the needs of workers (beyond the minimum standards required for the protection of the employed), another is focused on meeting the needs of businesses (in the literature concerning the working hours, it is often called “variation”).
 Currently in the EU and beyond there is some confusion about the concept of working time or time flexibility, especially in the context of the ongoing debate in the EU on ‘flexicurity’. The focus of our research is solely aimed at flexibility of working hours, which is defined as flexibility in the ways in which work is organized during a specified period of time. This kind of flexibility implies a certain number of workers with variable or flexible working hours and should not be confused with flexibility in terms of number of employees.