Regardless of how many hours or minutes in a day a part-time employee works, if they work for a Covered Employer and get paid, that is considered a work day and will count towards the 175-day minimum required for Paid Family Leave eligibility. So, whether it’s for 10 minutes or 10 hours in a day, that day counts as a day worked for Paid Family Leave eligibility.
Paid Family Leave breaks employees into two categories: those who work 20 hours or more per week (full-time) and those who work less than 20 hours per week (part-time). But PFL does not distinguish how long in a day a person has to work for eligibility, only how many days in a year they worked. So, if that employee works at least 175 days (even if it’s only for 15 minutes to 2 hours here and there), then they would be considered eligible for Paid Family Leave.