How do I know I am a full-time employee?

My employer has me as a part-time employee yet for the past year I have been working forty-hours a week. Yet since I am a part-time employee I do not get the benefits of a full-time employee such as vacation pay, holiday pay, insurance, and other benefits. Do I have a legitimate complaint?

2 answers  |  asked Apr 13, 2010 07:30 AM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

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Alejandro Caffarelli
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posted by Alejandro Caffarelli  |  Apr 20, 2010 06:53 AM [EST]
John Otto
It is common for employers to have so-called "part time" or "temporary" employees who actually work full time and more and have for years. The U.S. Post Office does it a lot. There are some nondiscrimination rules under ERISA which might apply to insurance benefits, but I have not had occasion to research your particular question. So, the bottom line is, go see a lawyer who deals with employment law and ask her to research it for you if she doesn't know.

posted by John Otto  |  Apr 13, 2010 09:41 AM [EST]

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