Part Time Employee Law and Legal Definition

Generally, a part-time employee is defined as one who works regularly less than 40 hours per week. Part-time employees are typically not eligible for the same benefits as full-time employees, such as vacation time, sick pay, and unemployment compensation, and may not be eligible for benefits at all. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not define full-time employment or part-time employment. This is a matter generally to be determined by the employer. Whether an employee is considered full-time or part-time does not change the application of the FLSA. Local laws and employer policies should be consulted for applicability to your job.