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    If your employee has to apply for federal benefits and is willing or able to work full time and you do not provide them that opportunity, you will be assessed the full cost of the supplemental benefits paid to that employee due to the fact that you fail to provide full time work when that option is available (i.e., the business is open at least 40 hours during the week) and the employee is willing and able to do it.
    Message: don't hire people, especially for part-time work under any circumstances. Automate whatever you possibly can. Overwork your existing full time employees as much as possible.

    Jobs for whom the market wage is lower than your supposed living wage will vanish.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 09:07:17 AM PST

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    •  Maybe I didn't word this well (1+ / 0-)
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      What I was trying to convey was the idea that it should not be a standard business model to have 95% of your work force be so part time that they never get near a threshold for benefits, coupled with requiring that they be available on such a variable schedule as to preclude them from working anywhere else.

      I didn't say that there should be forced overtime, so I don't know where you got that.  40 hours is 40 hours -- at which point in time, overtime is compensated at time and a half by federal law.

      Finally, from what I've seen of "automatic checkouts," the day when we will have automated in-store service is still many years ahead of us.  When I want to talk to a store clerk, I want to see a human being, not a keypad.

      "There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do." — Terry Pratchett (A Hat Full of Sky)

      by stormicats on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 01:32:50 PM PST

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      •  You worded it well (1+ / 0-)
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        You're just trying to argue with one of our resident conservatives.

        Jon Husted is a dick.

        by anastasia p on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 02:00:40 PM PST

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      •  Better ways to fix that. (0+ / 0-)

        1. Ensure that everybody has access to health care, regardless of employment status.

        2. Require overtime for irregular, unpredictable hours, even under 40 hours/week.

        3. Raise the minimum wage to living wage.

        "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

        by HeyMikey on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:59:57 PM PST

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