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For most individuals, working a 9am-5pm job is our minimum hours; however for other types of employment, minimum working hours may vary. Many times upon new employment, knowing what the minimum hours per shift, or minimum hours for benefits are often the top two questions an employee may ask an employer. Most legal questions that arise usually pertain to minimum hours for part time as well as minimum hours for full time employment. Often when people are faced with questions like these they ask the Experts for help. Listed below are five of the top minimum hour’s questions that have been answered by the Experts.

What is the minimum hours needed to be worked to be considered part time employee in Arizona?

Arizona follows Federal labor guidelines, which under 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. As a general rule of thumb, most employers consider anything less than 35 hours a week to be part-time.

What is the minimum hours of holiday pay that employers have to pay employee if the employee is called into work in the state of Oregon?

Oregon the federal government guidelines regarding holiday pay. Employers are not expected to pay workers any bonus or supplemental pay for fulfilling holiday work shifts. Employers do not have to provide paid holidays, unless you have an employment contract that states otherwise. Minimum hours of employment may vary by state.

Are businesses required to guarantee a minimum number of hours weekly for part-time employees in the state of Georgia?

There is no Federal or GA law that requires an employer to give "minimum" hours. You can see a good overview of GA employment laws here: http://www.dol.state.ga.us/

In New York State is there minimum hours for training pay, if the employer has the employees come in for 1 hour training, can the employer pay the employee for just one hour?

New York does have a "show up pay" minimum. The Department of Labor has stated: "An employee who by request or permission of the employer reports for work on any day, shall be paid for at least 4 hours, or the number of hours in the regularly scheduled shift, or whichever is less, at the minimum wage. At least 4 hours, or for the number of hours worked in the regularly scheduled shift, whichever is less, at the basic minimum hourly wage that is in place."

In the state of NJ, what is the minimum amount of hours someone would need to work to be classified as full time and not lose their benefits?

There is no federal or state law defining how many hours are required to make a full time employee and this is defined by the employer. Additionally, since benefits are something that is entirely at the discretion of the employer, the employer can decide how many hours an employee must work to receive benefits.

Minimum hours vary between companies, and are often based on the shift the employee must work during each workweek. The "standard" workweek consists of five eight-hour days, totaling 40 hours. Depending on the company will depend on what bases the minimum hours for employment. If you have questions pertaining to minimum hours for part time or full time employment, ask the Experts for fast affordable answers.
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