Are adults required to work 3 days a week for part-time?

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Are adults required to work 3 days a week for part-time?

My boyfriend works at discount tire store. Now that college is starting, he wants to slow it down with his work by just working Fridays and Saturdays . However, his boss said,

Asked on August 13, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Texas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There is no general legal requirement as to minimum days worked. However, every employer is free to set its own rules in this regard. If the employer wants to set a three-day minimum, they can, and that is legal: your boyfriend will either need to work 3 days a week or seek other emloyment. Minimum days worked, scheduling, etc. is completely up to the employer. Remember: employment in this country is "employment at will": there is no right to or guarantee of a job. 

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