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Obamacare Mandate: Anyone Who Works 30-Hour Week Is Now ‘Full-Time’

Posted By admin On October 22, 2012 @ 2:45 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Matt Cover
CNS News [1]
Oct 22, 2012

A little-known section in the ObamaCare health reform law defines “full-time” work as averaging only 30 hours per week, a definition that will affect some employers who utilize part-time workers to trim the cost of complying with the ObamaCare rule that says businesses with 50 or more workers must provide health insurance or pay a fine.

“The term ‘full-time employee’ means, with respect to any month, an employee who is employed on average at least 30 hours of service per week,” section 1513 of the law [2]reads.  (Scroll down to section 4, paragraph A.)

That section, known as the employer mandate, requires any business with 50 or more full-time employees to provide at least the minimum level of government-defined health coverage to those employees.

In other words, a business must provide insurance if it has 50 or more employees working an average of just 30 hours per week, which is 10 hours per week fewer than the traditional 40-hour work week.

Full article here [1]


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[1] CNS News: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obamacare-mandate-anyone-who-works-30-hour-week-now-full-time

[2] section 1513 of the law: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/4980H

[3] IRS Warns Employers: Do Not Try to Avoid ObamaCare Insurance Mandate: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rs-warns-employers-do-not-try-to-avoid-obamacare-insurance-mandate.html

[4] Nebraska Wendy’s franchisee slashes worker hours to sidestep ObamaCare: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nebraska-wendys-franchisee-slashes-worker-hours-to-sidestep-obamacare.html

[5] Obamacare forces American workers into ‘part-time society’ as full-time jobs are slashed everywhere: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamacare-forces-american-workers-into-part-time-society-as-full-time-jobs-are-slashed-everywhere.html

[6] Group of Obamacare opponents threaten to take on federal government, sue over healthcare mandate: http://www.prisonplanet.com/group-of-obamacare-opponents-threaten-to-take-on-federal-government-sue-over-healthcare-mandate.html

[7] Thousands of workers face overtime ban after MEPs block Britain’s opt-out of Europe’s 48-hour week: http://www.prisonplanet.com/thousands-of-workers-face-overtime-ban-after-meps-block-britains-opt-out-of-europes-48-hour-week.html

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