How many hours do part-time employees work?

Part-time can mean different things to different people. Don’t worry, we’ll break down how much part-time employees usually work and what that means for your business.

Generally speaking, part-time employees work less than 30 hours a week, or lower than the number of hours you as an employer define for your full-time workers. The Affordable Care Act defines it as less than 30 hours a week for over 120 days out of the year. 

Keep in mind that however you define your team, you’ll still be responsible for any employment laws based on how many hours your employees actually work. For more details on part-time employment, check out this overview from the IRS.

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