Wages and Hours Worked:
Work Hours and Other Pay Issues
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not define part-time or full-time employment; rather, this is generally a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee. It is important to note that whether an employee is considered part-time or full-time does not change the application of the FLSA, nor the Service Contract Act (SCA) or Davis-Bacon and Related Acts' (DBRA) wage and fringe benefit requirements. The Wage and Hour Division of the Employment Standards Administration administers and enforces the FLSA, the SCA, and the DBRA.
- Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act - Answers many questions about the FLSA, including what the Act does and does not require.
- Questions and Answers About the FLSA
- elaws FLSA Advisor - Provides information that addresses key wage and hour topics, including a frequently asked question about part-time employment versus full-time employment.
- The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Establishes minimum wages, overtime pay, recordkeeping and child labor standards for private sector and government workers.
- McNamara OHara Service Contract Act (SCA) - Requires payment of prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits to service employees employed on contracts to provide services to the federal government.
- Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) - Requires payment of prevailing wages to laborers and mechanics employed on federal and federally-assisted construction projects.
- Wage and Hour Division
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Tel: 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243)
- Local Offices
- For questions on other DOL laws,
please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365). Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.
Tel: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365)
*Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor's Confidentiality Protocol for Compliance Assistance Inquiries, information provided by a telephone caller will be kept confidential within the bounds of the law. Compliance assistance inquiries will not trigger an inspection, audit, investigation, etc.