Companies Cutting Employees’ Hours In Response to “Affordable Care Act”


We previously reported that the “Affordable Care Act” (“Obamacare”) was expected by the Congressional Budget Office to result in 1.5 to 2 percent fewer total hours worked by Americans.

Now a survey shows the damage to American productivity is even worse. A survey by the Society for Human Resource Management of 743 human resources professionals found that about 14 percent of businesses have reduced part-time hours and another 6 percent plan to do so. (five percent had already cut programs, operations or hours.) Employers are reducing hours to avoid Obamacare’s employer mandate, which requires companies to provide health insurance to all workers that work 30 or more hours a week.