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Is there a maximum number of hours that a part time employee can work in New York State ?

Albany, NY |

Can a part time employee work more than 40 hours on occasion?

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There is no maximum. The part-time / full-time distinction is really only relevant for determining which employees are eligible for benefits under the employer's plan. If you are designated "part-time" but consistently working 40 hours per week, for example, you should discuss being reclassified as full-time to get benefits.



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