Although the “FLSA” Fair Labor Standards Act does not provide specific information on how many hours one might work per week for part time classification, it does state that any non-exempt employee working more than 40 hours with in a one week period, must be paid overtime wages at a rate of no less than one and one half times the regular rate of pay.
However, most people recognize any hours worked less than 35 hours in a one week period as part time employment.
If you’re consistently working between 30-34 hours per week and you’re not getting full-time benefits you may wish to discuss a change in status with your employer.
Many employers abuse part-timers by expecting them to work on days off or come in at the last minute. They also may cut a part-timers hours from 20 hours a week down to 5 hours a week when the work load slows.
Many employees feel powerless to do anything about it or they don’t know that they might be able to change their circumstances.
If you feel that any of your rights are being violated please give us a call.
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