Philadelphia, PA asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania

Q: 40 hours each week at my job and then they told me I was only part time after almost a year. I received no benefits.

So my question is is that even legal? I missed out on extra holiday pay , after a year in my company you get 1 week paid vacation which I couldn’t get. I worked months straight with 40 hours a week and no one thought it was a problem that I was part time in the system. I just now started working 30 hours maybe less since I went back to school and they sent me a letter saying I have to be put to part time because I’m not meeting the full time hour requirements but I say that because they noticed that but not me working the extra hours

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Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
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A: While your situation sounds unfair, there is no federal law that requires employers to offer their employees any benefits like paid time off. As long as you actually received pay for every hour you worked throughout your employment (and overtime for any hours worked over 40 in a week), then your employer has not violated any laws.

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