4 Hurdles For Hospitality Cos. Under The ACA's 30-Hour Rule

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The Affordable Care Act's definition of a full-time employee as one who works an average of 30 hours per week rather than 40 has big implications for hotels and restaurants with fluctuating workforces, and hospitality companies should use the next year to tackle four major compliance issues raised by the law, attorneys warn.

The ACA's 30-hour bright line has come under intense fire in recent months, with hotel and restaurant lobby groups blasting the allegedly prohibitive costs of compliance at a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing earlier this month and with legislators in both the Senate and the House introducing...

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