NY labor laws for part-time employees

Asked over 5 years ago - New York

I'm currently employed as a part-time employee in Long Island. I've been with this company for over 2 and a half yrs but they have never offered a full time position. Currently, I work at a hourly wage of $16.00 per hour and until recently worked anywhere from 45-50 hours per week. Now they are prohibiting overtime for myself but allowing it for only full-time employees. Are there any rights for part time employees such as how long you can be kept as "part time"? Is this discrimination to allow only "full time' to take overtime? Thank you.

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  1. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . An employee at will can be fired for no cause at all. Without a union or an employment contract you have to recourse.

    Discrimination based on gender, age, race, religious beliefs etc.. may give rise to a different answer.

    Good luck to you.

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