What Are Considered Full-Time Hours in California?

The California Employment Development Department reports that the California Administrative Code, the state Unemployment Insurance Code and other state labor rulings do not have a defined amount of work hours that are considered full-time. The EDD considers full-time employment that which is considered customary for the position and industry.

The EDD utilizes the average work week for a position along with the standard work week for the geographic location to determine whether an individual is employed full-time. The United States Department of Labor notes that no standard full-time work week hours are specified under the Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing employers to determine which employees are considered full-time.