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    Does the state mandate what full time is or is that up to the employer? Can we say that at 32 hours you are salary and full time but you don't qualify for all the beneifts that 40 hour salaried people do? Meaning, 32 hour people could accrue vacation at half the rate of 40 hour people but not get any other benefits (medical, 403b). Or, do we have to offer the same benefits to all "full-time" employees no matter if they are 32 or 40 hours per week?

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    Does the state mandate what full time is or is that up to the employer? The employer.

    Can we say that at 32 hours you are salary and full time but you don't qualify for all the beneifts that 40 hour salaried people do? Yes, although those are two entirely separate issues. While "salary" is just a pay method, you need to make sure you are complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding who is exempt from receiving overtime pay.

    Meaning, 32 hour people could accrue vacation at half the rate of 40 hour people but not get any other benefits (medical, 403b). Yes, that is completely legal and fairly commonplace. Many employers restrict participation in their group health plan to employees who routinely work at least 40 hours/week. You need to make sure that your group health Plan Document/insurance contract states that though.

    Or, do we have to offer the same benefits to all "full-time" employees no matter if they are 32 or 40 hours per week? I don't know where you're getting 32 hours from as some sort of possible demarcation but as long as you are treating the employees in various "classes" the same and as long as you are complying with your group health Planl Documents, everything else is a matter of company policy EXCEPT for participation with any qualified retirement plan you offer. That is a whole different animal with very exacting legal requirements as to which employees must be included and who can be excluded. That is typically based on the total number of hours an employee works over the course of the year.

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