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Lost in a maze of global employment jargon? Find your way out with our handy collection of work and HR terminology

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Full time hours

What does full time hour refer to?

Full-time hours are the standard number of hours considered to be a full-time workweek by an employer. This typically means 40 hours, but the number varies in different countries across the world. For example, in Iceland and France, the standard workweek is 35 hours.

Full-time hours also imply certain benefits. When someone works full-time for a company, they are deemed to be an employee. In most countries, this means they are entitled to initiatives such as health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.

Across the world, with the rise of remote work, there has been a push to change the definition of the full-time working week. Many people expect employers to accommodate their lifestyles and commitments (such as childcare) and want their performance to be assessed on their output rather than how many hours they work.

To manage a remote team and ensure that full-time workers get the support and benefits they need, it’s best to use an HR platform such as Multiplier. Our platform contains everything you need to know to remain compliant and streamline employee experience in countries across the globe.

Ready to take the leap? Choose Multiplier as your EOR partner

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