Is there any regulation on how long a private sector employer can work a part-time employee full-time hours without offering them fill time benefits?

Asked on January 15, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio


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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that there are no legal regulations that determine whether or not an employee is a full-time employee (and accordingly must be provided full-time benenfits). Whether an employee is considered to be working full time depends on their company policy and/or practice of defining full-time employment. The standard for full-time has been 40 hours per week but empolyees working less can be considered by their employer to be full time and, conversely, employees working 40 or more hours can be considered to be part-time.

However, the above is the general rule but such rules can vary from state-to-state you can contact your state's department of labor for more information.

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