Business owners have complained that the current 30-hour definition is inconsistent with how full-time work is typically defined and say it could lead to more workers having their hours cut. The Affordable Care Act requires employers with more than 50 full-time employees to offer health coverage.
The Collins-Donnelly bill would also clear up some lingering confusion over which employers are considered “large” under the law. The legislation would set the number of hours counted toward a full-time equivalent employee to 174 hours per month. (more…)