Friday, August 16, 2013

NBC Reports Businesses Afraid To Admit Obamacare Forces Cuts In Worker Hours

NBC Reports Businesses Afraid To Admit Obamacare Forces Cuts In Worker Hours 

In this report from NBC, 20 businesses were contacted, and all 20 said they were planning on cutting employee hours because of the onerous burden of Obamacare.

“To tell somebody that you’ve got to decrease their hours because of a law passed in Washington is very frustrating to me,” said Loren Goodridge, who owns 21 Subway franchises, including a restaurant in Kennebunk. “I know the impact I’m having on some of my employees.”

Goodridge said he’s cutting the hours of 50 workers to no more than 29 a week so he won’t trigger the provision in the new health care law that requires employers to offer coverage to employees who work 30 hours or more per week. The provision takes effect in 16 months.

This adds to the already crippling failure Obama has been in creating jobs, as 7 out of 8 new jobs in his term have all been part-time.