“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?)
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
The supremes called it a tax rather than penalty. Now they need to take the next step and call it an unconstitutional tax.
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.