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Defining the Full-Time Employee Rule

Last week, the House Committee on Ways and Means hosted a hearing on the PPACA 40-hour rule. It is no surprise that the PPACA full-time rule requires employers to provide insurance to employees who work 30 hours or more a week or face penalties. However, this change comes with major repercussions. Since the traditional workweek has been 40 hours for almost half a century, the change to 30 hours will have a major impact on employers who are thinking of restricting or reducing hours in order to avoid the mandate.

Recent legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate that would change the full-time rule back to 40 hours. Supporters of the rule believe that changing the standard back to 40-hours-per-week will allow a more flexible workforce with fewer hours cut, and changing the definition of full-time work could also raise the cost of PPACA.
Contact your member of Congress about this issue today!
Source: National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)


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