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KY: full time hours, part time status forever?

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  • ausi
    Is he working 40 hours each week? Would he still fall under a probationary period if he is? If their policy states that full-time = a certain amount of hours and he is working that amount of time, then he should be considered full-time.

    Kentucky labor laws do not define full time vs part time...they leave that up to the employer.

    There are two options:

    1-he likes his job and doesn't want to cause the possibility of problems so he leaves everything the way it is.

    2-he looks into the possibility that he's being discriminated against. It sounds like he's in a "protected" class and if white americans are getting benefits that he is being denied (and he's being denied because of his race or national origin)...then he's being discriminated against.

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  • botmdolr
    started a topic KY: full time hours, part time status forever?

    KY: full time hours, part time status forever?

    My Stepson has been with his employer for a few years now, on part-time status. Suddenly his hours are increased and he's working a 40-hr workweek, but his employer keeps him on part-time status. They love his work, they just don't seem to want to put him on full-time status.

    He would love to get full-time so that he could have company insurance benefits, but they don't seem to want to do this. Obviously benefits are a concern for the employer (isn't it for all of them) So he's having to pay his health insurance out of his own pocket entirely, which is very expensive.

    Is there any recourse for him under federal or KY labor law? Is there any rule about working full-time hours for a set period of time and not being given full-time status?

    I don't think it makes any difference, but he is a naturalized citizen and was a green card holder until last year.
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