My employer increased my hours but is not giving me benefits
May 16, 2014 8:00 AM Subscribe
I've been working as a part time employee for awhile but recently my hours have been increased for some special projects. I've been working 30-40 hour weeks. I do not get health insurance or any other benefits because I am not considered a full time employee. Are they required to give me benefits at some point? How should I approach this with them? I'm in the US.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been told that I'll be working between 30-40 hours through July. This is fine with me because I need the money. I would very much like to be a full time employee so that I can have benefits (I've never had a paid vacation), but I'm worried if I ask they'll just cut my hours back down again or look for an excuse to fire me (I'm in an at-will state).
I think their reasons are purely financial, I've been complimented on my work and everyone seems to value me. The pay is pretty decent but they are very stingy with raises. I've been looking for a real full time job for awhile now but if I could be a real employee here then I would probably stay.