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How many hours can a part-time employee work, and be ...

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How many hours can a part-time employee work, and be considered full time for benefits? This would be an employee of a large corporation. I had understood it was 32,but our company says one must work 37 hours a week to recieve any benefits at all.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Michelle replied 10 years ago.


The US Labor Board states :

How many hours is full-time employment? How many hours is part-time employment?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not define full-time employment or part-time employment. This is a matter generally to be determined by the employer. Whether an employee is considered full-time or part-time does not change the application of the FLSA.

Accordingly, whatever your company has established - however, there is legislation pending in the US Congress that would require any employer of 15 or more to provide benefits such as sick days and health care.

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