It’s equally critical to distinguish the difference if you’re an employer — failing to properly label your employees as full-time or part-time could result in fines or penalties.
To learn how many hours full-time versus part-time is, keep reading.
How many hours is full-time?
Full-time typically ranges between 32 and 40 hours per week, but is ultimately up to your employer. If you work within this range, you should be eligible for the company’s full-time benefits. More specifically, the IRS defines a full-time employee as anyone who averages 30 hours per week, or 130 hours per month.
How many hours is part-time?
If you work less than 30 hours a week, you are likely classified as a part-time employee, although it’s up to your employer to determine the exact number of hours required to be part-time. If you are part-time, you are likely ineligible for any of the company’s benefits.