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2013-01-09 Economy
Wendy's and Taco Bell Franchisees Talking About Cutting Hours To Avoid ObamaCare Fines
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [241 views ]  Top

#1 The cutting of hours will be seen as a dodge by the regime. Expect the 40 hour rule to be amended soon.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-09 02:04||   2013-01-09 02:04|| Front Page Top

#2 ..or the Obamacare 30 hours a week.

The future is two 25 hour jobs. Wait, that means the 40 hour work week sought over 100 years ago and eventually implemented is now OBE, all in the name of the 'poor', 'fairness', 'redistribution'. The more you fiddle with stuff, the more you break.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-01-09 07:52||   2013-01-09 07:52|| Front Page Top

#3 The future is two 25 hour jobs

Judging by job statistics, the future is here already.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-09 11:27||   2013-01-09 11:27|| Front Page Top

#4 Higher health care premiums could cause Obamacare to death spiral

I think this a feature not a bug
Posted by Beavis 2013-01-09 11:36||   2013-01-09 11:36|| Front Page Top

#5 This is all geared for single payer solution, i.e. government controlled health care with no private practice or insurance.
Posted by DarthVader 2013-01-09 11:37||   2013-01-09 11:37|| Front Page Top

#6 The future is two 25 hour jobs...

Won't that cause more commuting? And, if there is more commuting there will be more pollution from all that extra gasoline being burned.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-01-09 11:44||   2013-01-09 11:44|| Front Page Top

#7 The future is two 25 hour jobs.

Maybe but it won't be because of Obamacare which counts full-time equivalents not actual full time employees. Their calculation would be something along the lines of 50 persons x 30 hours/week = 1500+ employee hours per week trips the Obamacare trigger for an employer. That's not the precise calculation but it's of the same sort I believe.

I wonder if the action in the Obamacare avoidance industry won't center around cutting existing businesses up into new & legally distinct pieces each of which falls below the threshold. I'd picture the dodge as being, in the context of a QSR franchisee, splitting each location out into a legally separate & distinct entity then running these more granular pieces through a legally separate holding company.

Then again, since the penalty exempts the first 30 employees, the 50th full-time equivalent costs $2k x (50 - 30) = $40k/year to the business. Might not be enough to encourage a wave of complex restructuring all of which could have tax implications of its own. Will definitely be interesting to watch.
Posted by AzCat 2013-01-09 18:51||   2013-01-09 18:51|| Front Page Top

#8 AzCat you add up hours monthly for part time and full time then divide by 130 to determine the FTEs.

No you can't split up businesses to stay under the threshold.
Posted by Beavis 2013-01-09 20:28||   2013-01-09 20:28|| Front Page Top

#9 The trick is to get an exemption, which Yum! can afford.

And I believe the next move, as business start closing four of 7 days a week (not that there will be anything on the shelves - an item from production to shelf is mostly labor costs tacked on) would be to restrict a person to 30 hours a week. To do more would be to take someone else's job which would be ruled an enterprising infraction. Work for the State does not count against this limit, and you may even be payed if you pass your The State is I exams and screenings and promotions by committee filter.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-01-09 20:42||   2013-01-09 20:42|| Front Page Top

#10 SO IOW, ObamaCare = PCorrect indirect or roundabout way of saying Consumer-Employer led GOVT. DEFICIT/DEBT REDUCTION PLAN.

The more "QES" + "Stimulus" the Govt. enact, i.e. more Debt + Deficits, the more reliance on Big Govt. by Private Industry.

MORE DEBT = MORE PROMISSORY OBAMACARE BENEFITS = LESS PRIVATE-SECTOR JOBS AS OPPOSED TO GOVT-PUBLIC SECTOR.

Full-Time = devol from 32-38 HPW to 20-25 HPW or LESS, I.E. LESS-THAN-TEMPORARY = ON-CALL/RANDOM/CASUAL EMPLOYMENT.

"FULL-TIME" = "ON-CALL TEMPORARY" - MAKES PERFECT SOVIET AMERIKKAN SENSE TO ME.

"SOVIET-IKA" = 1930's "ROAD" MOVIES [HoBo] indeed.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-09 22:18||   2013-01-09 22:18|| Front Page Top

#11 Fear notteth, Amerika, the Leftist-Globalist OWG NAU in 2015 will save us from these wily dastardly Nationalist, Constitutionalist, Fascist = Just-a-Limited-Communist shennanigans!

ONCE WE MOVE FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE NAU $$$ PECKING ORDER, THE NAU WILL BE SURE TO GIVE US THE MORE $$$ THAT THEY RELIED ON THE NOW-BANKRUPT AMERIKA TO GIVE THEM!

Yeeeppp, you betcha!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-09 22:26||   2013-01-09 22:26|| Front Page Top

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