News & Updates
NAHU Government Affairs
January 8, 2015
Today, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Reps. Todd Young (R-IN) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL) introduced the Forty Hours is Full Time Act, and H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act, respectively. These bills will change the definition of full-time employee under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care act (PPACA) from 30-hours back to the traditional 40-hours. Employers large and small are finding it difficult to comply with this change to the traditional definition of a full-time employee, and the extensive tracking of employee hours it requires. As a result, many employers who have not traditionally provided coverage to workers averaging less than 40 hours a week are reducing employee hours to well below 30 hours a week.
Congress is expected to fast-track this legislation and could be voting on it as soon as this Thursday, January 8. We need your help urging your representative to co-sponsor and vote for this legislation.