Madison County Courier — U.S. Representative Richard Hanna this week voted in support of the Save American Workers Act to repeal the 30-hour full-time work week prescribed in Obamacare and restore the traditional 40-hour work week known and recognized throughout upstate New York.
Rep. Hanna, a small business owner for 30 years, is Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce. He has heard from many small businesses and workers that oppose the new definition of full-time employment as 30 hours per week imposed by the health care law.
Under Obamacare’s employer mandate, businesses with more than 50 full-time or “full-time equivalent” employees must offer affordable health insurance to employees or pay a fine of $2,000 for each full-time employee per year, excluding the first 30 workers. Obamacare defined “full-time equivalent” employees as any employees who work at least 30 hours per week over the course of a month.