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Part-Time Max Hours

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1,789 words with 10 Comments; publish: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 21:44:00 GMT; (80078.13, « »)

I have a question regarding how many hours a part-time employee can be scheduled to work in a day, and a week. Is there a max of five hours a day or can a part time employee be scheduled to work up to 39 hours a week regardless of how the hours are broken up throughout the week?

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    • Where's Michael, can anyone else help me. I need an answer for a foolish supervisor who allowed this schedule to happen
      #1; Fri, 03 Mar 2006 06:33:00 GMT
    • The days off for a part-time worker would be the same as for a full-time worker. However, without knowing what state, we cannot advise as to whether or not there are any laws addressing this situation.
      #2; Tue, 28 Feb 2006 12:23:00 GMT
    • Sorry, California
      #3; Tue, 28 Feb 2006 13:02:00 GMT
    • Yes, he is. If you see a response to your post from mtracy, you'll know you have the correct answer.
      #4; Wed, 01 Mar 2006 17:26:00 GMT
    • That's entirely up to your employer. With VERY few exceptions, the law does not dictate what number of hours constitutes a part time or a full time worker.
      #5; Tue, 28 Feb 2006 06:14:00 GMT
    • According to information I received from a colleague only recently, CA is one of only two states where the law EVER puts a restriction on what can and cannot be considered part time, but it is only in certain circumstances and I have been unable to open the link he sent me. Michael, we're counting on you!
      #6; Wed, 01 Mar 2006 06:06:00 GMT
    • uh-oh :confused: Michael?
      #7; Wed, 01 Mar 2006 04:48:00 GMT
    • I would not presume to guess whether California law is an exception here. We're all volunteers and answer those posts with subjects about which we have specific knowledge.
      #8; Fri, 03 Mar 2006 07:51:00 GMT
    • what about days off for a part time worker. 2 hours a day Mon - Fri and 8 hours a day on Sat - Sun. She has worked two weeks straight on this schedule and a supervisor is wondering if we are violating any labor laws with this kind of schedule. 14 days straight, 36 hours a week without any days off from the schedule. Hope I explained this well enough for an answer.
      #9; Tue, 28 Feb 2006 11:38:00 GMT
    • Just checking, is Michael the California expert???
      #10; Wed, 01 Mar 2006 13:32:00 GMT