Colleges are among the many businesses that are cutting employee hours in order to avoid the health insurance mandate associated with Obamacare.
Employers are limiting work weeks to 29 hours because they say they can’t afford to pay the costly insurance premiums. Once an employee reaches 30 hours, the employer must buy health insurance for that employee under the new law.
St. Petersburg College in Florida has reduced the hours of 250 part-time professors because it can’t afford to keep them on the payroll if it is forced to buy health insurance for those employees.
“It has been the hardest decision that I’ve had to make,” said college president Bill Law.
Part-time math professor Tracy Sullivan lost half her income, according to NBC News. She’s just one of the millions of American workers whose livelihoods have been put at risk because of president Obama’s health insurance mandate.
“I never thought it would impact me directly,” Sullivan said.
(Via The Right Scoop)