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Am I the only person that is shocked that paid time off is only offered to PTers in 70-75% of companies nationwide?

I think sexism is a major factor here. Who holds the majority of part-time jobs out there? And what assumptions remain from an earlier era that part-timers don't NEED benefits like "real" bread-winners do?

Wenchie and Almost:

I guess I meant to share this as a piece of encouragement, to reflect the fact that benefits are becoming more prevalent for part-timers. Back in the day, when I was a young working mom/comp consultant working a part-time schedule (which in the consulting world, means 50 hours a week instead of 80...), we got zippo. So I appreciate the opportunity to share these stats with clients who are not yet "benefiting" their part-timers, to convince them that they are behind the curve. And it worked this week, I think.

But I see both of your points, good ones as always. Thanks for checking in and sharing them!

Thanks for the post, Ann. Do you have anything you can share about how health benefits come out?

Wally:

Medical (health care) benefits provided to part-time employees in about 60%-65% of employers in the surveys we studied. Average minimum hours required for that particular benefit ranged from 1100 to 1200.

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    Compensation consultant Ann Bares is the Managing Partner of Altura Consulting Group. Ann has more than 20 years of experience consulting with organizations in the areas of compensation and performance management.

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