Skip to comments.ObamaCare Dropping Full-Timers at Schools, Local Governments
Posted on 07/31/2013 4:45:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Health reform is now causing job turmoil across the country in three key groups that the White House has depended on for supportlocal government, school workers and unions.
School districts in states like Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Utah, Nebraska, and Indiana are dropping to part-time status school workers such as teacher aides, administrators, secretaries, bus drivers, gym teachers, coaches and cafeteria workers. Cities or counties in states like California, Indiana, Kansas, Texas, Michigan and Iowa are dropping to part-time status government workers such as librarians, secretaries, administrators, parks and recreation officials and public works officials.
This growing trend comes as three major unions have written to Democratic Congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid warning that, because health reform is helping to push the work week to below 30 hours, it will destroy the foundation of the 40-hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.
The federal law forces employers with at least 50 full-time workers to cover at least 60% of health-care costs for employees who work 30 hours or more per week. The law covers schools and state and local governments.
If they don't offer affordable health insurance, schools and local governments could be fined $2,000 to as much as $3,000 per employee annually. The White House delayed the employer mandate for one year so employers can adjust, which the National School Boards Association (NSBA) applauded, as the mandate will hit schools hard.
Won’t they hire more people putting in less hours? Why don’t they make it a 20 hour work week and then there will be jobs aplenty.
Intended consequences....single payer. Obama’s mafioso knew this would happen.
Sorry, I only pay for his vacations, speeches, campaigning, and crappy economic damage. He’s on his on for birthdays.
Tell it to the workers getting reduced pay and benefits.
Sounds like time to invest in a portfolio of temp services companies.
wrong post CG.
I know. My son just got a job. 27 hours a week. I guess that gives them some fiddle room.
Maybe it is time to start a temp service company.
It is nice to see the Obama voters getting what they asked for-—screwed.
But the fact is we are all getting screwed.
Aren’t these the same Public Service Parasites that told us the only reason we did not like Obunghole Care, or vote for the Supreme Leader, is we are all a bunch of RACISTS.
“Why dont they make it a 20 hour work week and then there will be jobs aplenty.”
I suspect there at least two issues. As a boss you don’t know until your employee turns in his timecard that it’s the second week when he worked 30-plus hours. Now, you must pay for insurance. And, there will be plenty of people who do just that.
Secondly, at federal and state level there has been talk of punishing companies who cut part time hours to get around paying for insurance. Even just discussing such a plan would be enough to make risk-averse employers simply fire every part time employee. That eliminates the issue even before it becomes an issue. (What, employers think, if they make this law backdated to a date when we did this? Okay, we’ll simply fire everybody now and not worry about it.)
GOOD. Perhaps these Democrat fools will spend a little time thinking about who they want to elect to lead us.
Whether you stay in government or not, we welcome our brothers and sisters to the world of the private sector. It’s about time you too experienced the joy that is life in Obamanation.
It is not even close to illegal to manage your workforce in a way to reduce costs.
Makes sense. They obviously are striving for full employment....by way of part time jobs. It’s been a strategy for months now.