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.
“It is not even close to illegal to manage your workforce in a way to reduce costs.”
It is if they make it illegal. Whether that’s constitutional or not remains to be seen. And, a court deciding on that is a 50/50 cr*p shoot. But employers do not want to go to court. So, they will act to prevent even the possibility of a court fight. That’s why they’re firing people now, rather than waiting until the law is in effect.
I’d say it should be illegal to make somebody buy something. Why not force us all to buy a Volt? But, the Supremes disagree with me on that. (See what I mean about a cr*p shoot?)
All I would need to start is to learn to speak Spanish...
They can still do it. Companies decide who to hire and fire and set their hours. Government could never decide these things for every private business.
Better off never citing a reason for a reduction or a firing
Kelly Services was the 2nd largest employer according to the latest ADP stats. They’re a temp staffing company.
I think Wal-Mart is America’s #1 employer, and I think you’re right. I’m real sure its a temp staffing company. Kelly is probably right.
This is why freelancing websites, rent-a-coder sites, task based sites like task-rabbit and similar “pay per the job” sites are exploding. No need to pay benefits or do more than hire and pay.
The supremes called it a tax rather than penalty. Now they need to take the next step and call it an unconstitutional tax.
Good idea, where there is chaos there is always profit.
An appropriate post on nearly every story when it comes to obama.
True, but I crossed my eyes. Long day today.
I'm beginning to think that this is an intentional conversion of the economy to a 30-hour work week, ala France. With office and factory automation eliminating workers, and with the bulk of the workforce too ignorant to do anything else, this is how liberals respond, spreading "job equality." In a sense, "stimulating the economy" with interest rates at virtually zero has made it easier to replace labor with capital.
It is definitely intentional. Whether they meant these results is the question. lol.
Wont they hire more people putting in less hours? Why dont they make it a 20 hour work week and then there will be jobs aplenty.
that’s how they’re reporting an increase in number of jobs now.
(in a sane society, they’d be prosecuted for fraud)
When they did it here, the local comments on the newspapers Facebook page blamed the schools and the Republicans for being so cheap as to not provide these people with insurance.
Even though the article referenced the ACA as the culprit several times, Obama and Democrats were blameless, in most eyes.
Brilliant!!! Pelosi was right. She should have read the bill.
You’ve never owned a business in Illinois.
I guess not.
Unintended? That was part of the goal all along.
Right. They skew the numbers. And McDonald’s is always hiring.
Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward B. Hussein Obama, formerly known as Barry Soetoro, currently a Legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
“Obamas mafioso knew this would happen.”
These bastards losing their full-time status ARE that mafia; every one I know voted for him.
If the economy was good, if labor was scarce because of higher-paying manufacturing jobs employing hard-working, educated workers sucking it all up, this would NOT be a problem - it would take care of itself, like it did in a good part of the last century. Unfortunately, if some kind of a miracle took place overnight, I would not see that again in my lifetime.
The problem is that if you have more than 50 full time equivalent workers, you get fined. This will come to light once the law kicks into effect in 2015. Once it does happen, many people will be fired.
The benefits will be required if
1. you have ANY full time workers And/Or,
2. you have more than 50 FTE workers.
I remember when the government put corporate average fuel standards (CAFE) in place in the late 1980's for passenger vehicles. Excluded from the strict standards set were light trucks. The unintended consequence at that time? Station wagons (considered passenger cars) were discontinued in favor of "sport utility vehicles" (SUVs) which were built on light truck frames. The result? Less overall gas mileage from the general public.
At this point they only decided you can be taxed for NOT doing something. It’s not much of a stretch to say you MUST purchase something instead.
Freedom was great, while it lasted.