What's a 'full time' employee?
ObamaCare legislation lets unelected bureaucrats determine what "full time" means, triggering mandatory health insurance requirements. Even French bureaucrats aren't this crazy.
Nancy Pelosi was wrong. We don't have to wait for the ObamaCare legislation to pass to find out what is in it. We have to wait for all the regulations and interpretations to be announced -- and to be ignored by most people. But businesses can't ignore these burdens. Michael Patyrick Leahy writes in Big Government:
A year and a half after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, bureaucrats at the IRS and Health and Human Services issued an 18-page report outlining new regulations that will dramatically increase health care costs for small and large businesses alike.
The regulations, written by an IRS attorney, arbitrarily redefine "full time employee" as someone who works 30 hours a week for a business. Traditionally, most private businesses have defined "full time employee" as someone who works 40 hours a week. With this new regulation, the federal government is now removing the right of businesses to define "full time employee" as they deem appropriate for their unique conditions.