How many hours a week is considered full-time employment?

Asked on September 22, 2010 under Employment Labor Law, Missouri

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

There are no legal guidelines that determine whether or not an employee is a full-time employee.  Whether an employee is considered to be working full time depends on the company's policy and practice of defining full-time employees. The standard for full time has been 40 hours per week but many employers consider employees as full-time if they work over 30, 35, 37.5 hours, etc.

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