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Who is a part-time employee

Find out the definition of a part-time employee and what should be included in your contract of service.

A part-time employee is one who is under a contract of service to work less than 35 hours a week.

Part-time employees are covered by the Employment Act (except for those who are domestic workers or seamen).

Contract of service

As a part-time employee, your contract of service must specify your:

  • Hourly basic rate of pay.
  • Hourly gross rate of pay (the hourly basic rate plus allowances).
  • Number of working hours per day or per week.
  • Number of working days per week or per month.