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Employee Status and Vacation

When full-time employees status changes (at their request) and they are now part-time status, what is the norm regarding vacation for part-time employees. Full-time works 35 plus hours a week, but now may work 20 to 30 hours per week.

Most employers offer vacation benefits to part time employees at a pro-rated amount. For example, a full time employee scheduled to work 35 hours a week may earn 2 weeks vacation per year; whereas, a part time employee schedule to work 20 hours a week may earn only 1 week vacation per year.

Consider the current vacation policy for full time employees. Do you offer a set number of weeks per year? Do employees accrue time as work is performed? If so, is it per the day or hour worked?

Depending upon the current vacation policy, adjust the accrual rate for part time employees. You can keep it simple and just half the usual amount. The same service requirements can be used as well. So, if employees’ vacation entitlements increase after a specified time of service, the same should apply to part time employees.

Not all benefits offered to full time employees need to be offered to part time employees. So, consider which benefits you can afford to offer and which ones are most valuable to part time employees. Whatever you decide, make sure a clear policy is created and communicated to staff.

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