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- FLSA Overtime Security Advisor


Some of the terms and phrases used in this Advisor have particular meanings that are specific to the Regulations, Part 541. These terms are defined here to help you better understand how the regulations apply to specific employment situations. As you run this Advisor you will have the opportunity to return to the glossary to review the definitions when the terms are used.

Two or more other employees
Generally a total of 80 employee hours of work. One full-time (40 hours per week) and two half-time employees (20 hours per week), for example, are equivalent to two full-time employees. Four half-time employees are also equivalent.

In industries where the established standard defining full-time schedules is 37 hours or 35 hours per week, two or more other employees may be defined as 75 or 70 hours, respectively.