Can I become full-time?

This is a discussion on Can I become full-time? within the Employment and Labor Law Questions forums, part of the Legal Questions & Answers Forum category; I work almost full time, averaging 35 hours per week, fairly regularly since sometime last year. *The only benefit I get is a 401k plan. * For almost a year ...

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    Can I become full-time?

    I work almost full time, averaging 35 hours per week, fairly regularly since sometime last year. *The only benefit I get is a 401k plan. *

    For almost a year and a half, a temp from an agency works at least 32 hours weekly in a similar position. * This makes me believe there could be a full-time position.

    I've been a reliable employee with the company for a few years. *I've already talked to the manager about making me full-time, and he says this national corporation doesn't want to pay benefits; I know they are paying $6.00 more for the temp (wages + employment agency fees) than they are for me hourly. *If I was full-time, my hourly pay might go up at least a few dollars.

    I know there is no federally designated number of hours for an employee to work to be considered full-time. *I am wondering if this company is violating some Maine labor laws, and if there is a way that I can encourage them to make me full-time and offer me more benefits.


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    Depending on your value to the company, you could threaten to quit...however that may backfire.
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    As stated aside from the threat to quit, you have no way of bullying them into giving you benefits.


 

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