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  •  I had thought that ACA had avoided this (1+ / 0-)
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    Seattle Mark

    loophole and mandated that if an employer hires 2 employees for 15 hours/week, that would still add up to one full time equivalent of 30 hours for the purposes of ACA related insurance and/or fines.

    •  I had heard that also (2+ / 0-)
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      Miggles, Seattle Mark

      but I have never been able to verify. Amazing that there is still so much conflicting information out there.

      •  Yeah, ACA is a big, complex legislation. My guess (1+ / 0-)
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        is that with companies pulling this 30-hour stunt that they probably found a safe and technically legal loophole to dodge contributing to health care.

        •  Actually, it is more likely that... (1+ / 0-)
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          ...they are casting about in the dark, hoping to find some way to deny healthcare to their employees and preserve the paychecks to CEOs and upper management.

          I doubt that "they probably found a safe and technically legal loophole to dodge contributing to health care."

          Rather, they are dazed and confused.

          Existence always was and always will be.

          by Seattle Mark on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 11:00:12 PM PDT

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      •  "but I have never been able to verify." (1+ / 0-)
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        rivercard

        That seems to be what is driving many businesses to preemptively reduce hours. (See my comment above.)

        No one seems to know exactly how all of this will shake out and what the economic consequences will be for any given business.

        Is anyone in Congress aware of what companies are doing out here in the real world, or are they utterly oblivious? What about Obama?

        Existence always was and always will be.

        by Seattle Mark on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 10:52:19 PM PDT

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