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Part-time employee: what is the minimum working time?

Verified 24 June 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

General case

From 1 July 2014

An employee who has signed his or her part-time employment contract (CDI: titleContent or CDD: titleContent) must meet a minimum working time ofat least 24 hours per week.

Before 1 July 2014

Employee who signed his part-time contract before 1to July 2014 (CDI: titleContent or CDD: titleContent) shall not respect a minimum working time.

Employee requested waiver

Personal Constraints

At the request of the employee, a minimum period of time less than the period applicable in the company may be fixed.

The employee's request must be written and motivated, i.e. due to personal constraints (health or family reasons, in particular).

Activity Rollup

At the request of the employee, a minimum period of time less than the applicable company period may be set to allow him to combine several activities.

This allows the employee to achieve an overall working time equal to or equal to the minimum working time.

The employee's request must be written and motivated, i.e. due to personal constraints (health or family reasons, in particular).

Student under 26

An employee shall be entitled, if so requested, to benefit from a minimum period of time less than the period applicable in the company to enable him to continue his studies.

The employee must then apply to the employer.

CDD

CDD for up to 7 days

The employee does not have to meet a minimum working time.

Replacing an absent employee

In the event of the signing of a CSD or a temporary contract justified by the replacement of an employee, the employee does not have to respect a minimum working time.

Employee of an individual employer

The employee directly employed by an individual does not have to meet a minimum working time.