full-time employee

A full-time employee is typically required to work 38 hours per week. This definition acknowledges that some awards and agreements may specify different weekly hours. Full-time employees are entitled to ongoing employment and standard benefits like paid leave and notice of termination.

Full-time employment involves a stable, ongoing work arrangement where the employee works a standard number of hours each week (usually 38, but this can vary). These employees typically enjoy full employment benefits, including annual leave, sick leave and other entitlements. The specifics can vary depending on the industry and the applicable employment award or agreement.

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