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Work Hours

Part-time Employment

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not address part-time employment. Whether an employee is considered full-time or part-time does not change the application of the FLSA.

DOL Web Pages on This Topic

Selections from the elaws FLSA Advisor’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answers the questions, "How many hours is full-time employment?" and "How many hours is part-time employment?"

Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act
Answers many questions about the FLSA and gives information about certain occupations that are exempt from the Act.

Coverage Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Fact Sheet
General information about who is covered by the FLSA.