Do I have any rights to benefits, a retirement plan or a permanent position?

I have been a temporary employee for almost 2 years and I work apporximately 40 hours per week.

Asked on August 2, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No, there is no right to benefits (companies do not have to provide them at all, and if they do, may decide the eligibility criteria), a retiremant plan (see above), or a permanent position (there is no requirement to have *any* permanent employees, for example, and an employee may only have "temps"). If you are an hourly employee, whether temporary or not, you must be paid overtime if you work more than 40 hours in a week, but that's essentially the only right you have.


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