Non exempt employees usually get paid by the hour and exempt employees are usually salaried and are not subject to hourly considerations.
Full-time employment is often abused by employers who either expect a part-timer to work full-time hours or as a way to limit payable benefits.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) falls short in clearly defining full time work as it relates to the amount of hours someone works per week for “full time” classification. Instead “FLSA” leaves an employees full time status up to the employer and the employee to work out on their own.
However, full-time employment is often considered any amount of hours consistently worked between 35-40 hours per week. If you’re working the same amount of hours that your co-workers are working and they are considered full time employees and you are not you have every right to question your employer about it.
If your employer does not address your concerns or provides reasons that seem vague to you or if your employer constantly asks you to stay late or come in on your day off without getting paid for it or constantly dangles a carrot over your head with promises of a promotion as a reward for not paying you overtime you should give us a call.
We’ll provide you with a free consultation and if we take your case we don’t get paid unless you do.