Skip to comments.Obama Slashes Four Hours Off Definition of “Full-Time” Employment
Posted on 10/24/2012 6:17:10 PM PDT by Lorianne
The BLS Glossary defines full-time workers as "Persons who work 35 hours or more per week".
For monthly reporting, the BLS defines part-time as "those who worked 1 to 34 hours during the survey reference week". With that wording, I am not precisely sure where 34.1 or 34.5 hours fit.
Interestingly, the Obamacare mandate says Anyone Who Works 30-Hour Week Is Now 'Full-Time'
Lookback Period Three Months To One Year
The IRS has a publication on Determining Full-Time Status for Purposes of Shared Responsibility for Health Coverage. The key to explaining the recent jump in part-time employment is found in the look-back period.
Under the look-back/stability period safe harbor method, an employer would determine each employees full-time status by looking back at a defined period of not less than three but not more than 12 consecutive calendar months, as chosen by the employer (the measurement period), to determine whether during the measurement period the employee averaged at least 30 hours of service per week.
Common sense would dictate employers look back the minimum time (three months), as opposed to a year.
Thus, any employer in his right mind would reduce the hours someone worked from say 34 to something like 25 or 28, just to make sure the average hours worked was under 30.
If a lot of corporations did that, and a lot people had reduced hours, then corporations would have had to hire more workers to keep the same total number of hours.
Indeed there was a massive surge in part-time employment (+582,000) in October that spawned many conspiracy theories.
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So maybe the purple lipped prince can knock four hours off of my 60 hour week...oh, wait, he is trying already, iin’t he?
Where the f-— is Congress when these decisions are being made??? Are they sitting back and just letting this happen? What happened to checks and balances??
This is like stuff out of Orwell’s 1984,
every job will become 2 jobs, unemployment will drop to 4% and we’ll all still need food stamps because we only get 20 hours a week
8% is now full employment (European Business Model, here we come)
Back in the day, before I worked for myself, 30 hours was the point where full benefits kicked in. We considered them “full time.”
I cannot imagine where HE heard that. He’s never worked in a business.
Figures don’t Lie, Liars Figure!
Obozo Lies like all Commies. And his actions indicate he serves the father-of-lies.
I agree. I’ve been wondering that for four years now. Supposedly, everyone’s afraid to challenge the black man hiding behind his race card out of fear a black uprising could be triggered over any action against 0bama. He is destroying America and our foreign policy at light speed, but at least we don’t have a black uprising. LOL I say, get on with it. No fear could be paramount to stopping his treason and his lies. None.
But this is how you kill the greatest superpower the world has ever known, without it being too obvious. Slowly it goes, progressively.. Progressive. CHANGE.
Because congress does the bare minimum. they don’t even write stuff half the time, they get staffers to do it. then they pass stupid vague laws that are then actually implemented by regulations. the the real power is with the bureaucrats writing the rules, and congress are full of f-ups making stupid meaningless resolutions and proclamations and general time-wasters.
that’s why really what needs to go are all the bureaucracies. the dept. of redundancy departments have got to go.
30 hour week full time status ..... Obamacare rules!!!!!
Split every business into two companies and swap emoployees, 20 hours for company A then 20 hours for companjy B then employees switch companies!
Each employee gets their 40 hours but none makes over 20 hours for any one company.
Obviously to make the mandate apply to part time workers by falsely considering them as full-time. too many businesses would be able to skip out on the mandates if this wasn’t done.
Communists are such totalitarian bastards. They are the most anti-choice people - on all issues except abortion - that you can find.