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Thursday, September 12, 2013


Traders Joe’s announced in a confidential memo last month that employees working less than 30 hours per week will have to get their health insurance via the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2014.

Trader Joe’s CEO Dan Bane said in the memo that the company will issue part-time employees a $500 check in January to hold them over until they can enroll in President Barack Obama’s new health care law.

The announcement is notable considering the grocery chain has long provided health care coverage to its part-time employees. True, many larger retailers do the same, but Trader Joe’s is famous for having some of the lowest rates available for part-time workers.



Anonymous said...

Our president is looking to wipe out America.

Anonymous said...

Our president is a piece of poop!!

Anonymous said...

Trader Joe's is making a smart business move, even though they will be pulled through the mud by the liberal media.

Anonymous said...

So what is royal farms doing for theirs?
Nothing at all, no wait they did give them more time to spend with their families.
I do believe after seeing how they treated the longtime workers that the companies should be forced to pay for anyone they cut hours from in order to not pay the health care.
So much for our people are the most important part of the business. What a lame company run by the greed of one family.
I pity anyone working for them but as we all know money doesn't grow on trees.
When you think about it giving less hours to avoid paying for health care for them could be looked at as a modern form of slavery.

Anonymous said...

I just hope that most of the people losing their jobs and benefits voted for Obama. If they did vote for him they deserve to lose everything they have. If they didn't vote for Obama they have my sympathy.