ObamaCare: Employees Working 30 Hours per Week Considered 'Full-Time'Submitted by goldenequity on Fri, 10/26/2012 - 02:22
Employers who had planned to use more part-time workers to avoid higher costs associated with the mandate will need to rethink this strategy if the law is not repealed.
The pertinent section (1513) of the law reads as follows:
(4) Full-time employee
(A) In general
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.
(B) Hours of service
The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, shall prescribe such regulations, rules, and guidance as may be necessary to determine the hours of service of an employee, including rules for the application of this paragraph to employees who are not compensated on an hourly basis.
This little-known section of ObamaCare defines “full-time” work as averaging only 30 hours per week, rather than 40 hours.