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Labor Department Attempts To Stop layoffs By Giving $100 Million To States To Subsidize Payrolls

Labor Department Attempts To Stop layoffs By Giving $100 Million To
States To Subsidize Payrolls

By Penny Starr
August 15, 2012
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(CNSNews.com) – The Labor Department announced on Monday that it will be awarding almost $100 million in grant funding to states to prevent layoffs by allowing businesses to pay employees as part-time workers and the federal government will pick up the tab for the cost of a full-time paycheck.

The “work-sharing” program was passed as part of a Republican-led bill in the House, H.R. 3630, and Senate Amendment 1465 to extend the payroll tax deduction and unemployment benefits. In February 2012, President Barack Obama signed the bill into law, which included the $100 million in funding.

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LOL

Can't the employer fudge the numbers and say the part-time earnings are much higher than they really are?

ie. We pay our part-time workers 19 bucks an hour?

donvino

&*) $_(<|%& )^#% |-!!!

The bill can be reached via here. From there click on the final/5th version.

The bill is large and covers all kinds of things, from 9-1-1 handling (Sec. 6502) to EM spectrum reallocation to making sure you won't be able to use your EBT card at any grocery store that features topless checkout girls (Sec. 4004).

The part that is the topic of the OP starts at Sec. 2160 (the "Layoff Prevention Act of 2012").

Summary is here.