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The New Norm: The 40 30 Hour/Week “Full Time” Job

The IRS and HHS have decided 30 hours a week is now considered a "full time" job under ObamaCare. Oh, yes, Nancy, we are finding out exactly what's in it. And it is, yeah, pretty much as bad as we said it was...

A year and a half after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, bureaucrats at the IRS and Health and Human Services issued an 18-page report outlining new regulations that will dramatically increase health care costs for small and large businesses alike.

The regulations, written by an IRS attorney, arbitrarily redefine "full time employee" as someone who works 30 hours a week for a business. Traditionally, most private businesses have defined "full time employee" as someone who works 40 hours a week. With this new regulation, the federal government is now removing the right of businesses to define "full time employee" as they deem appropriate for their unique conditions.

Kevin Kuhlman, Manager of Legislative Affairs at the National Federal of Independent Business, the plaintiff in the NFIB v. Sebelius Supreme Court decision, was not pleased with the new regulations:

This is the latest in what promises to be a nearly-endless amount of regulatory duct-tape, struggling to hold together a bad law that is nearly impossible to administer. The new regulation attempting to define a full-time employee is a classic by-product of the health-care law – more regulation, more red tape, more paperwork. The repercussions of this law and its regulatory jerry-rigging, for the small-business community, are endless.

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More of that wonderful fundamental transformation there for ya.

5 comments to The New Norm: The 40 30 Hour/Week “Full Time” Job

  • Honey

    If Obamacare is not overturned, we can look forward to employers hiring more 29 hours per week employees. Then not to worry, Obamacare will be amended to call anyone with a 25 hour week full time, then employers will hire only 24 hours per week employees. You see where I am going with this. Finally we will be Cuba at last as everyone will be slaves for the government and the revolution will be complete as the government will decide the length of the work week, the salary. And health care for the general population will be as "good" as it is under Castro now. And the best paid "employees" will be the goons necessary to keep this under control.

    There is a curse with the hope diamond and every pre conceived utopia requires a police state. "All tenderness leads to the gas chambers" - Father Smith in The Thanatos Syndrome.

  • Honey

    Read the comments. Many got there before me on this idea. If there are this many people who understand, how could those Obama ahead polls be correct?
    And if only conservatives are going to see 2016, and it is still breaking box office records for a documentary, again how could Obama be ahead in those polls? You can bet the people going to see 2016 will be voting in November.

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