FAQ: Full Time Under FLSA

Question

“Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, how many hours are considered full time?”

Answer

A part time employee any person employed by an agency who does not meet the Basic workweek, for full-time employees, which is a 40-hour workweek established in accordance with 5 CFR § 610.111. (see, 610.110). You can get more regulatory information here.

It is important to note that hours of work employees are assigned is a condition of employment subject to negotiation; a mandatory topic of negotiations. Immigration and Naturalization Service, (FLRA 1995). A change in an employee’s tour of duty is a change in conditions of employment. VA Medical Center, Prescott, Ariz.(FLRA 1992).

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