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 an average of less than 30 hours a week or less than 130 hours a month for more than 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.



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.