The Obamacare 40 hours fix will increase full time employment hours to 40 from the previously defined 30 hours per week.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, an Obamacare hiring freeze is causing small businesses to either downsize or cut hours.
Although many Americans consider full time employment to be 40 hours, there is no universally accepted or government set definition for full time employment. Individual employers are free to set standards for their own workforce. Some people work 32 hours and are considered full time. But all that changed with Obamacare.
Because Obamacare defined a 30 hours government standard for full time employment, businesses are responding to the Affordable Care Act by reducing employee’s hours to less than 30. They’re doing this in order to avoid steep fines and paying for a percentage of all their employee’s health insurance benefits.
54 percent of Americans oppose the implementation of the Affordable Care Act passed several years ago in 2010. If too many workers find themselves working less than 30 hours they won’t be able to afford health insurance without being heavily subsidized. This presents a problem since the Obamacare state exchanges need at least 2.7 million Americans in the 18-to-35 age group to sign up. If they don’t, the Obamacare state exchanges will fail and Obamacare will die with it.
In response to this dire situation, both Democrats and Republicans who voted against Obamacare are working together to “fix” Obamacare by changing the new federal definition for full time work hours from 30 to 40. Another problem facing Congress is that if so many employee’s hours are reduced to under 30 hours per week, then “that in turn means there will be fewer tax revenues flowing into the federal government.” The Obamacare 40 hours change will fix that problem as well.
Do you think the Obamacare 40 hours fix is fair to American workers?