Skip to comments.Companies Must Justify Their Workforce Decisions Under Obama’s Latest Rewrite
Posted on 02/11/2014 8:24:25 AM PST by chessplayer
(CNSNews.com) Once again acting without Congress, President Obama has unilaterally changed his signature health insurance law, delaying its employer mandate the second time hes done this -- to 2016, after the mid-term elections.
BUT: To be eligible for the additional delay, the Obama administration says an employer may not reduce the size of its workforce or the overall hours of service of its employees unless it can justify those reductions to the Internal Revenue Service.
On Monday, the administration issued new regulations saying that employers with 50 to 99 workers dont need to provide minimum essential coverage until 2016 two years beyond whats written in the law.
But the regulations also say that effective yesterday, employers may not shed employees or work hours just to get below the 100-employee threshold and thus avoid Obamacares penalties for another full year.
I can’t believe it’ s not Fascism. :)
When is the house or one of the smarty smart law firms going to take on this dictator???
If they were smart they would have done that months ago to avoid the look back for average hours and employee numbers.
We at the XYZ Company contributed $10,000.00 to your re-election campaign.
The great reader is now dictating what and how businesses can run their business. Three more years of this crap!
Oh, okay, lemme get this straight.
If you want the waiver, you can’t fire anybody or significantly reduce your work force, and if you don’t won’t the waiver you can fire and reduce at will?
The king has issued a new decree. How in the hell can he dictate this crap? This is making up the rules as you go along and clearly places him in the overriding the law to “do as I see fit” category. If he’s trying to kill cpitlism AND the economy AND the U.S. i’d say he gets an A+
Soon it will be illegal to stop working or, if you own a business, reduce your workforce.
And 2016. Just in time for a democrat to run on health care reform because those mean ol’ republican whities are trying to take health care from women children and minorities.
I hate to be a defeatist but...
I’d justify it by saying the ACA is putting an undue strain on my business and affecting the amount of income earned which is reducing the amount of taxes I am paying to the IRS. WTH are they going to say to that?!
I think he has reached the breaking point with business owners. This kind of intrusion is over the top.
Yea, and probably followed by 8 years of Pillory.
Its getting really depressing.
an employer may not reduce the size of its workforce or the overall hours of service of its employees unless it can justify those reductions to the Internal Revenue Service
Obama Admin’s first step to taking over all business
Ayn Rand is looking more and more like a prophet than a writer of fiction.
Three more years of this crap!
And he hasn’t even hit full stride, yet. He’s just now getting his second wind.
Thought Police: Firms must swear ObamaCare not a factor in firings
This is what “focused like a laser creating jobs” looks like.
So...at what point are legislators going to be sufficiently incensed by the usurpation of the Constitution by this criminal enterprise Administration that they will get off their haughty a$$e$ and do something?
The American people ought to be warming the tar kettles and plucking the chickens by now. It’s a sad commentary that they are not.
Congress is full of fat and happy drones.
Can an employer cut hours and/or employees without signing the illegal document and just keep on as though the mandate was in effect?
Would you want to sign off on a three year agreement on hiring in troubled times in the economy?
If I’m an employer with health benefits, my initial reaction to all this confusion and uncertainty is to just cancel my health plans for employees and pay the fine.
State control of the economy?
Where have we seen this bomb before?
Camel’s nose under the tent on giving FedGov veto power over private firm hiring and firing.
“Certify that you did NOT fire that employee because he was black.”
“Certify that you did NOT fire that employee because he was gay.”
“Certify that you did NOT fire that employee because she was a woman who took 39 unauthorized sick days to care for her children at home.”
etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
Even the smarty-smartest lawsuit is not going to wind its way thru the appeals courts to SCOTUS until after Barry is comfortably retired on an Oahu golf course.
And he damn well knows it.
Because Congress is too gutless to do anything more than bend over for this constitutional buggerer.
THAT tears it!!
For those who didn’t see the Kelly File:
The first video is with Marc Thiessen on the first segment on the Kelly file when this new effort by Obama to regulate the workforce is discussed.
The second video below is Judge Nap. Judge Nap was clearly shaken by this new Obama over-reach.
Wh Delays Obamacares Employer Mandate Until After Midterm - Employers Not Allowed To Fire Anyone?
Obama Admin Delaying ACA Employer Mandate & Regulating Workforce Size - Napolitano The Kelly File
Big Labor finally got to “O”
England now has more freedom than USA w/ NHC.
When you get to selectively enforce the laws, you can use the laws as a club to make people do whatever you want.
“Nice company you have there, be a shame if it went bankrupt. Remember what happened to that guitar company....”
I like it. Dear Drone Representative -—————
In the name of the general welfare, to protect the people's security, to achieve full equality and total stability, it is decreed for the duration of the national emergency that: Point One. All workers, wage earners and employees of any kind whatsoever shall henceforth be attached to their jobs and shall not leave nor be dismissed nor change employment, under penalty of a term in jail. The penalty shall be determined by the Unification Board, such Board to be appointed by the Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources. All persons reaching the age of twenty-one shall report to the Unification Board, which shall assign them to where, in its opinion, their services will best serve the interests of the nation.
("Atlas Shrugged" Directive 10-289 )
This sound familiar:
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood. - James Madison
"Although all men are born free, and all nations might be so, yet too true it is, that slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorant--they have been cheated; asleep--they have been surprised; divided--the yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson? that because they people may betray themselves, they ought to give themselves up, blindfolded, to those who have an interest in betraying them? Rather conclude that the people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government they should watch over it, as well as obey it." - Essay in the National Gazette, December 20, 1792
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation [...]. This danger ought to be wisely guarded against." - Elliot, Debates in the State Conventions, 3:87.
Megyn Kelly is now called “Skip-to-mi-loo” in my house. When it was apparent obama had won re-election she skipped across the set in total bliss. So, now her surprise at obama’s lawlessness doesn’t seem real to me.
In fact, just the other day she asked “Is the new talking point that you can keep your doctor if you want to pay more?” I guess she didn’t see Greta’s interview with Rahm Emmanual’s brother a month or so back when he said it.
Apparently it is coming in increments.
In the end everyone was a Kulak. The Zampolit would make sure of it.
I can’t believe this is not satire.
Then again, is there an action taken by this current regime that has not crossed that boundary at least once?