Big Cos. Dodge ACA Employer Mandate At Their Own Peril

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT) -- Corporations will invite trouble by cutting hours or laying off workers to skirt the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that large businesses provide medical benefits to full-time staffers, according to experts who say big financial penalties could be levied under employment law and health reform’s whistleblower provisions.

There have been abundant whispers about limiting workers to less than 30 hours per week — the ACA’s threshold for requiring companies to provide health coverage — and some employers have trimmed hours with the explicit purpose of dodging the...
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