When employers hire a new worker, the cost to bring them on board can be expensive. Although the employee sees his paycheck as the net result of his daily efforts, there are more costs associated to hiring than what meets the eye.

For example, companies must cover a certain portion of taxes, health care and more to keep employees on staff. More than just paying an hourly wage or a flat salary for compensation, employers have obligations to their employees beyond just supplying a paycheck. Because hiring employees is expensive, you need to get the best you can find.

Laws vary by state, but overall based on your definition of full-time or part-time, businesses must meet minimum standards of benefits to compensate employees. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) does not define full-time employee or part-time employee. What is counted as a full-time employee is generally defined by the employer by policy. The definition of a full-time employee is often published in the employee handbook.

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