Can I become full-time?
UPDATED: Feb 26, 2012
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Can I become full-time?
I work almost full-time, averaging 35 hours per week, fairly regularly since sometime last year. The only benefit I get is a 401k plan. For almost a year and a half, a temp from an agency works at least 32 hours weekly in a similar position. This makes me believe there could be a full-time position. I’ve been a reliable employee with the company for a few years. I’ve already talked to the manager about making me full-time, and he says this national corporation doesn’t want to pay benefits; I know they are paying $6.00 more for the temp (wages + employment agency fees) than they are for me hourly. If I was full-time, my hourly pay might go up at least a few dollars. I know there is no federally designated number of hours for an employee to work to be considered full-time. I am wondering if this company is violating some state labor laws and if there is a way that I can encourage them to make me full-time and offer me more benefits.
Asked on February 26, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Maine
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