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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pennsylvania, Community College Of Allegheny County Cuts Worker's Hours To Avoid Obamacare Costs

By Susan Duclos

It is happening all across the country and  a Pennsylvania's Community College Of Allegheny County is the latest to announce cuts in worker's hours to avoid onerous costs associated with Obamacare.

Via NewsBusters from Inside Higher Ed:

Effective Dec. 31, Community College of Allegheny County will cut course loads and hours for some 200 adjunct faculty members and 200 additional employees to avoid paying $6 million in Affordable Care Act-related fees in January 2014.

College President Alex Johnson announced the plan in an e-mail to faculty and staff members last week. “As you probably know, the Affordable Care Act has redefined full-time employees as those working 30 hours or more per week,” Johnson wrote. “As a result, the college must adjust hours of some temporary part-time employees and adjuncts to comply with the new legislation’s conception of part-time employment.”

The college is capping adjuncts’ work load at 10 credits per semester, formerly 12. Temporary part-time employees will be limited to 25 hours per week (permanent part-time employees, already eligible for coverage under the college’s health care plan, remain unaffected).

For adjunct faculty, the blow is twofold. It quashes hopes of employer-assisted health insurance while cutting income for those who previously taught a larger course load.

Businesses with more than 50 people, schools like the one above, and franchise owners, are all moving to cut worker's hours in preparation for Obamacare rules and regulations and now these workers don't have health insurance and some will end up having to hunt for a second job just to support their families.

This is going to get ugly.

H/T @NCalConservativ