How Many Hours a Day is a Full Time Job

March 27, 2021

In the US, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) doesn’t prescribe any legal statement that says whether a worker is a full-time employee or not. Full time working hour varies from country to countries. Let's talk about it more.

How Many Hours is a Full Time Job or Employment

Normally, a full time job or employment depends on recruiting company's policy. It is commonly found 8 hours working day and 35 to 45 hours working week in most of the countries. 40 hours working week is the most common standard.

Definition of Full-Time Employment by Affordable Care Act (ACA), USA

According to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in United States, a full-time employee is a worker who spends an average of 30 or more hours per week on the job.

Employers having 50 or more employees are required to offer health care to their full-time employees under the act.

For this, organizations will choose a historical period of three to 12 months to assign a full-time status to workers if they have worked for 30 or more hours during that period of time. 

Once a worker is designated as full-time, employers must keep him in that status for at least six months.

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Job

Some employers adjust the structures of their jobs and allocates more positions requiring less than 30 hours per week to avoid the burden of paying benefits.

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