A part-time employee is an individual who works less than a specified number of hours during a standard work week. Although most companies define this as anything under 40 hours, the Fair Labor Standards Act does not currently differentiate between part-time and full-time employment. As a result, each individual employer has the authority to establish a higher or lower. However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics defines part-time employment as one to 34 hours per week. In many cases, a minimum of 20 hours per week is required to be considered a part-time employee and workers are expected to remain on call for additional shifts or seasonal overtime.
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