Part-time work for older workers has advantages and a downside. (Photo: Getty)

Boomers nearing retirement may be taking advantage of a growing trend among employers: to keep working after their planned retirement date, either on a reduced schedule or as a part-timer or consultant after retirement.

And while their continued presence in the workplace has its good points, it also has a downside—and not just for the older workers still carrying out their duties, albeit for fewer days or hours a week.

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