Wages and Hours
Work Hours and
Other Pay Issues
|| Frequently Asked Questions
The Fair Labor Standards Act
(FLSA) does not define full-time employment or part-time employment;
rather, this is generally a matter of agreement between the employer and the
employee. It is important to note that whether an employee is considered
full-time or part-time does not change the application of the FLSA nor
the Service Contract Act (SCA) or
Davis-Bacon and Related Acts' (DBRA) wage
and fringe benefit requirements. The Wage and Hour Division of the Employment Standards Administration administers and enforces the FLSA, the SCA, and the DBRA.
- elaws FLSA Advisor - Provides information that addresses key wage and hour topics, including a
frequently asked question about full-time versus part-time employment.
- Employment Standards Administration (ESA)
Wage and Hour Division
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Tel: 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243)
- For questions on other DOL laws,
please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL. Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.
*Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor's Confidentiality Protocol
for Compliance Assistance Inquiries, information provided by a telephone caller
will be kept confidential within the bounds of the law. Compliance assistance
inquiries will not trigger an inspection, audit, investigation, etc.