How Many Hours Do Full-Time Employees Work?

Full-time employees work an average of at least 30 hours a week, or 130 or more hours in a single month, according to the IRS. The Affordable Care Act also views full-time employment as working 30 or more hours a week for over 120 days in a given year.

Where can I learn about full-time employment laws?

However you define your team, keep in mind that you’re responsible for any employment laws, based on how many hours your employees actually work. The IRS provides an in-depth overview on what constitutes full-time employment. 


This article provides general information and shouldn’t be construed as tax advice. Since tax rules may change over time and can vary by location and industry, please consult a CPA or tax advisor for advice specific to your business.