How Many Hours Is Full-Time Employment? How Many Hours Is Part-Time Employment?

This is a matter generally determined by an employer. Many people mistakenly believe that full-time employment consists of 40 hours per week.  However, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not define full-time employment or part-time employment.  The FLSA does require, however, that overtime pay be paid after 40 hours of work in a workweek.   This may be the reason many employers cap full-time employment at 40 hours per week. 

Speak to an Experienced Wage and Hour Attorney Today

This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified wage and hour lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local wage and hour attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.

Additional Wage and Hour Articles

Search LawInfo's Wage and Hour Resources