Part-time Employee Definition

An employee who works fewer hours than the standard full-time schedule per week for one employer. The definition of a part-time employee may vary by employer. In many cases, this is less than a 40-hour workweek, or less than 80 hours in a two-week time period.

Part-time Employee Extended Definition
Part-time employees are those who work a reduced work schedule, either on a daily or weekly basis. Many work flexible hours that can vary from week to week, depending on the needs of the company.

Some part-time employees may share a single job assignment with another employee, each taking a portion of the total hours.

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Rachel Blakely-Gray | Apr 28, 2023

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