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Reducing Employee Hours to Avoid the ACA is No Game

Posted by Carah Counts on March 30, 2016

Reducing Employee Hours to Avoid the ACA is No Game | Carah Counts | Employer Healthcare Strategies blog by CareATC, Inc.Remember when the ACA was in its infancy, and people warned that businesses would start cutting full time employees' hours, to avoid paying for their health benefits?

Well that day has come for the Dave & Busters in Times Square, which has been sued by one long-time employee.

In a case proceeding to trial, a 10-year employee says that her bosses cut her full-time hours to 10-25 per week to avoid the cost of the ACA's regulations.

59 other full-time employees also saw their hours cut. A district court has denied Dave & Busters' motion to dismiss, and the case will likely to proceed to trial. For businesses around the country, this scenario is not unique.

But this is the first major court case to emerge, the resolution of which will be of interest to all businesses who comply (or don't comply) with the ACA's healthcare provision requirements.

Read full article at Lexology.

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Carah Counts

Carah is a Product Manager here at CareATC. When she's not busy working on our product strategy and roadmap, she dabbles in the occasional creative project or blog post.

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