posted on Nov, 10 2013 @ 12:33 PM
The ObamaCare law (PPACA) has set the definition of "Full Time" at 30 hours per week average using some kind of formula.
The law also requires employers with more than 50 "Full Time" employees to "Provide" health insurance polices for "Full Time" employees, or pay
a fine (the requirement may have been delayed until Jan 2015).
Employers may provide insurance to part time employees but are not required by law.
It seems many employers are cutting hours to get around the requirements.
These employers are not just limited to private companies. Governments are also included in the laws.
This article points out some examples of State and Local governments that are cutting hours down to part time and thus forcing employees onto the
The financial implications could be devastating because people are also required by law to have insurance starting Jan 2014.
Sure many will be eligible for subsidies and tax credits, but can they afford the high deductibles and the apparent reduction in pay ?
The whole thing is a dilemma by law.
And employers may have other reasons to cut hours, but many are saying the law is one reason.
and Local Governments Cutting Work Hours Due to Obamacare
Here are a few state and local governments taking action because of Obamacare:
Indiana’s state government cut hours for part-time and temporary employees from a maximum of 37.5 hours per week to fewer than 30.
Georgia’s Fulton County is cutting a number
of employees to fewer than 30 hours per week.
government is cutting hourly and seasonal employees to a maximum of 29.75 hours per week.
Alabama’s Huston County is cutting hours of part-time employees to fewer than 30 per week.
Heritage’s Alyene Senger warned that Obamacare “creates an incentive for businesses to avoid both the penalty and cost of coverage by hiring
part-time employees instead of full-time employees, since businesses will not be penalized for failing to provide health insurance to part-time
Expanded story with supporting links ...
Any first hand info from ATS members ?
In the interest of an informed debate, we've compiled a list of job actions with strong proof that ObamaCare's employer mandate is behind cuts to
work hours or staffing levels. As of Nov. 5, our ObamaCare scorecard included 363 employers with more than 100 school districts among them. Here's
our latest analysis, highlighting ObamaCare's downside for low-wage workers. Recently, we examined Indiana's 10th Amendment challenge to the
employer mandate. IBD also explained why the employer mandate will undercut the goals of ObamaCare — affordable, reliable coverage — even in cases
when employers don't cut work hours. The ObamaCare list methodology is explained further in our initial coverage; click on the employer names in the
list below for links to supporting records, mostly news accounts or official documents.
Mandate: A List Of Cuts To Work Hours, Jobs