Skip to page content
Bookmark and Share

Wages and Hours Worked:

 Work Hours and Other Pay Issues

  Part-Time Employment


Frequently Asked Questions

OVERVIEW

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.

COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE MATERIALS

BASIC INFORMATION

E-TOOLS

  • 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.

APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS

DOL CONTACTS*

  • Wage and Hour Division
    200 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Room S-3502
    Washington, DC 20210
    Contact WHD
    Tel: 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243)
    TTY: 1-877-889-5627
  • 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)
    TTY

*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.