First Person, Obamacare

06.10.13

More Obamacare on the Ground Level

Even governments are cracking down on part-time employees

A reader sends in this notice from their local parks department:  

The text:  

The "Affordable Healthcare Act" a.k.a "Obamacare" dictates that beginning January 1, 2014 employers with fifty or more employees that average 30 or more hours per week for a one year period beginning on October 15, 2012 and ending October 14, 2013 and avery year thereafter must provide health insurance to those employees.  If there is a violation of just one employee than the employer must pay a fine of $2,000.00 for every employee employed (not just the one violation).  This could result in a fine of over $2,000,000.00 to the City of Livonia.

Effective immediately no at will part time employee in the Department of Parks and Recreation will be allowed to average more than 28 hours per week.

There are currently less than ten employees in the department that this will affect.

Your supervisors will contact you if a potential problem exists and will adjust your hours as necessary however it is also your responsibility to notify your supervisor if you see a problem forming.  

Thank you for your cooperation and I apologize for any inconvenience that this law has mandated.