Is an employer required to hire a person on a full-time status if that person has worked for them as a temporary employee for 12 months?

Asked on July 13, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Wisconsin

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, all employment is employment at will. One element of that is that employers have full discretion over whom to hire, how (i.e. as part time or full time; as "temporary" or permanent), and when. An employer may maintain someone as a "temporary" employee forever, and that is legal. Some employers may voluntarily have their own internal policies of making temporary employees permanent or full time after some period of time, but that is their choice; the law does not make them due that.


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