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Full Time Hours

How many hours must our employees work to be considered full time?

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes regulations for employee compensation. The act doesn’t define full or part time employment. Hours per week that constitute full or part time employment are determined by the employer. Thus, the employer must set the minimum number of hours to be worked each week for employees to be considered full time. Keep in mind that regardless of whether an employee is full or part time, as defined by the employer, the application of the FLSA is not affected.

Keep in mind, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA still commonly referred to as Obama Care) generally an employee expected to work on average at least 30 hours per week is considered full time. Under the act’s shared responsibility provision, a large employer must offer affordable medical coverage to at least 95% of its full-time equivalent employees and their dependent children age 26 or younger or face penalties. An employer with at least 50 full-time equivalent employees on average is considered a large employer.

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