Part time contract: pay, working hours and unemployment


Horizontal, vertical or mixed: these are the 3 types of part time contract. But what are the differences with full time? We illustrate in this article about vacation, pay, extraordinary and also part-time passage.
You got that job for which you are a candidate and have offered you a part time contract, but you do not know what your rights are, how to settle for holidays or permits, extraordinary and more. In this article we try to understand what it is, how many types of part time contract there are, pay, if you can ever go to full time or vice versa, and in general, all you have to know.

Part time contract and how it works

The part-time contract, also known as part time, is a type of contract that, as the word itself says, has a reduced time, that is, a “part” compared to the full time contract that is generally 40 hours a week (or any lesser timetable according to the so-called CCNL, national collective labor contracts). Therefore, if you are employed with such a contract, you already know that your work activities will have a timetable that will never be the same as that for full time. Conversely, your salary will be proportionally reduced on the basis of hours actually worked.

The part-time rule is Legislative Decree 81/2015 (Articles 4-12), better known as the Jobs Act, which has adopted some of the changes that have been made in the past years and, above all, has gone to “settle” legislation sinking its roots in 1984.

One important thing you need to know is that the part time contract can be both fixed and indefinite.

There are essentially 3 types of part-time contracts:

  1. horizontal part time;
  2. vertical part time;
  3. mixed part time.

Let’s look at it in detail so you can better clarify how you have to manage your work and how to behave.

What is the horizontal part time contract and how it works

For horizontal part-time, it is essentially a type of contract where the time schedule is expected to be around 40 hours of full time and, as the word suggests, will be spread throughout the week (hence “horizontal” ). To clarify: If you have a contract of this type, you’ll have to go to work every day (Monday to Friday, but it may also be from Tuesday to Saturday and so on) but you will do less hours than your full time colleagues , for example, you can work from 9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm.

What is the part time vertical contract and how it works

However, a vertical-time part-time employment scheme provides for full-time employment, but only at predetermined times, that is, in some days of the week, the month, or some months of the year.

An example? You can have a vertical-time part-time contract and go to work on odd days or just the first week of the month or work only 6 months a year. In any case, it will be spoken, unless it is a seasonal work, of a part time vertical contract.