Skip to comments.US employers slashing worker hours to avoid Obamacare insurance mandate
Posted on 09/30/2013 5:06:31 PM PDT by Jean S
Trend sparks fears among low-paid workers that they will be hit twice: by having earnings cut and paying more for healthcare
Avita Samuels has worked at the Mall of America in Minneapolis for the last four years, juggling a sales job with her studies in political science and law at the University of Minnesota. The 24-year-old has been the top sales associate for the last three years and works between 29 and 35 hours a week. But over the past few months, she said, she has watched as friends working in stores around her have their hours and benefits slashed and she's worried that she will be next.
Forever 21, the clothing store, told staff last month in a memo leaked to the press that it planned to cut hours and reclassify some full-time workers as part- time. The move, which the company denied had anything to do with President Barack Obama's health reforms, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will nevertheless help it avoid a mandate under the legislation requiring companies with 50 or more employees to offer those working 30 hours a week or more health insurance. Earlier this month, Seaworld, which operates 11 entertainment parks across the US, capped hours for part time workers at 28, down from 32, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
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They can’t pay rent or buy food...but they have health insurance!!!
Businesses are rationally trying to escape the punishment of McConnellCare.
I had lunch at Sushiland in the Seattle area today and an employee told me they just got notice all employees hours are being cut to 30 hours and it was blamed on Obamacare. He told me he didn’t understand because he thought Obamacare meant his health insurance was going to be paid for “by the rich”. He said that. It took all I had to not bust out laughing.
Just like Obama planned.
I am currently helping to feed 3 of my friends who have been directly affected by Osama Cares
I wonder if any of the people who were interviewed for this article would like the law to be defunded or at the very least put on hold for 1 year you know like the Republicans are asking Obama to do.
you should have laughed your ass off and said “that’s because you’re stupid enough to fall for democrat lies!”
It is affecting the very ones who voted for it. Poetic justice like never before.
Why didn't you? Hell, the man is stupid and does not deserve kindness.
when most people are moved to france’s rest schedule, not many are going to be eating out anywhere.