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Monday, November 11, 2013

State And Local Governments Cutting Work Hours Due To Obamacare

It’s no longer just restaurants and stores cutting hours and employees due to Obamacare—state and local governments are making changes as well.

The law defines a “full-time” employee as one working more than 30 hours per week, and employers with more than 50 full-time employees must provide government-approved health insurance or pay a penalty. Even though the employer mandate has been delayed for a year, the stories keep rolling in of businesses that have already acted.

Jed Graham of Investor’s Business Daily has compiled a list of 363 employers who have cut back employees’ hours due to incentives created by Obamacare’s employer mandate.

Here are a few state and local governments taking action because of Obamacare:
Indiana’s state government cut hours for part-time and temporary employees from a maximum of 37.5 hours per week to fewer than 30.

Georgia’s Fulton County is cutting a number of employees to fewer than 30 hours per week.

Delaware’s state government is cutting hourly and seasonal employees to a maximum of 29.75 hours per week.

Alabama’s Huston County is cutting hours of part-time employees to fewer than 30 per week.


Anonymous said...

wcboe sent out a letter last spring that said, due to employer mandate requirements of the federal health care reform law and the associated penalty taxes, wcboe will implement the following changes effective immediately for non-benefitted staff. #1 limited to a 30 hr work week #2 substitute teachers may only work a maximun of four days per week #3 you may only hold one job with wcboe. so as a wcboe employee and a person that needs to and wants to work i am not allowed to, thanks to all the dumbacracts who voted for this bullshit!

Anonymous said...

Wicomico Board of Ed cut all non-benefitted employees to 30 hours this past May. These employees were already near the bottom of pay scale.

Substitute teachers who were working 5 days per week are now limited to 4 days max. Equal to a 20% pay cut.

Net effect is much less pay while mandated employee expenses are to grow greatly. Reaction is much less spending for other items.

Anonymous said...

Cry me a River--Teachers Unions got this monster elected.

Anonymous said...

Im not luving it

Anonymous said...

To 11:11
The folks affected by WCBOE's action are not represented by any union; most did not support the man who the law refers to. You missed the point entirely.

Teachers see society's failings up close and in large numbers every day; most teachers are more conservative than their state and national leadership, which is a separate puzzle.