How many hours is considered full time employment in california?

Asked over 5 years ago - San Diego, CA

I am workign 35-36 hours/week, is that considered full time and should I receive benefits as a full time employee.

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  1. Alicia Irene Dearn

    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . California law defines full time hours for purposes of calculating overtime pay only. With respect to benefits, that is determined by your individual employer. Your employer is not required to offer any benefits at all (at least for the time being) and can choose the terms on which benefits are offered as part of your compensation package.

  2. John Robert Mittelman

    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . California considers 40 hours per week as full time employment. See California Labor Code Section 515 (c): "For the purposes of this section, "full-time employment" means employment in which an employee is employed for 40 hours per week."

    The section referred to is used to compute "overtime pay."

    Hope this helps.

    John M

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