Dining Group Ups Pressure To Ease ACA Employer Mandate

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT) -- The National Restaurant Association on Tuesday implored its 50,000 members to press Congress to relax the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate so that large companies need only provide health benefits to workers clocking 40 hours or more per week instead of 30 hours or more, joining a growing chorus seeking the change.

In announcing the “grassroots” campaign, the association warned of possible unintended consequences, such as hours being cut so staffers don’t automatically qualify for coverage.

“Scheduling decisions will become less focused on employee and employer...
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