House Passes Measure to Change Full-Time Employee Definition, White House Threatens Veto

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04_07_14_175wOn April 3, the House of Representatives passed HR 2575, the Save American Workers Act by a 248-179 vote. Introduced by Representative Todd Young (R-IN), HR 2575 redefines the hours requirements of a full-time employee under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under ACA, a full-time employee is anyone who works 30 hours or more per week. Under this new measure, the threshold is increased to 40 hours per week. This would be advantageous for clubs and all employers, specific to the employer mandate requirements of the provision of health insurance.
However, it is unlikely that this bill will advance in the Senate. The Forty Hours is Full Time Act, S1188, was introduced in June 2013 by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). It was referred to the Finance Committee upon its introduction and remains unmoved.

Prior to the vote, the White House indicated that if the bill made it to the President’s desk that he would veto it. The White House argued that the measure would result in fewer individuals qualifying for employer-sponsored health care and increase the uninsured population.

Posted by Roshana Devkota at 04/11/2014 02:56:12 PM |