There are no laws in any state that dictate when an employee is considered full time or part time. The employer and their benefits carriers are the ones that set the limit to classify employees as full or part time. Generally, full time employees are considered those workers who work between 32 and 40 hours per week, but in many instances employers can insist that a full time employee work 40 hours per week to be considered full time. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
) the only requirement is that employees must be paid at least minimum wage
for every hour worked and overtime at 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for all hours worked over 40 hours per week.
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