WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The More Time for Full Time initiative, which represents hundreds of thousands of employers and tens of millions of employees, issued the following statement regarding the House passage of H.R. 30 “Save American Workers Act of 2015” and the Senate introduction of “40 Hours is Full Time,” both of which move to restore the definition of a full-time workweek to 40 hours under the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
“The More Time for Full Time initiative praises the House passage of the ‘Save American Workers Act.’ From restaurants, retail, groceries, hotels and beyond- the employer community has come together to share our collective story with members on both sides of the aisle. We thank Representatives Todd Young (R-IN) and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) for their continued leadership on this bipartisan issue.
“As it stands, the 30-hour definition under the current healthcare law hurts employers and employees by forcing employers to restructure their workforce and reduce their employees’ hours. Raising the definition to the more traditional 40-hour workweek, lifts the burden placed on employers, and helps them get back to creating jobs in their communities and growing their businesses.
“With House passage, we urge the Senate to move forward on this issue swiftly. We thank Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) for introducing the bipartisan ’40 Hours is Full Time Act’ this week and look forward to working with Senators on both sides of the aisle to push this critical legislation forward.”
The initiative, which includes the National Restaurant Association, the International Franchise Association, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the National Retail Federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Rental Association, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, the National Association of Convenience Stores, the National Grocers Association, National Association of Theatre Owners, and the Society for Human Resource Management highlights the negative impact the 30-hour work week definition in the ACA has on employees and employers. To learn more about the initiative please visit MoreTimeForFullTime.org.
The More Time for Full Time initiative brings together national trade associations representing millions of employers nationwide across a variety of industries. From retail and restaurants to grocery and hotels, this initiative highlights the negative impact a 30-hour full time workweek definition under ACA will have on employers and employees. To learn more visit MoreTimeForFullTime.org.
Christin Fernandez, National Restaurant Association, (202) 331-5939
Jenna Weisbord, International Franchise Association, (202) 662-0766
Chandler Smith, American Hotel & Lodging Association, (202) 289-3148
Stephen Schatz, National Retail Federation, (202) 626-8119
Blair Holmes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, (202) 463-5682
Greg Ferrara, National Grocers Association, (703) 516-0700
Alysia Ryan, American Rental Association, (800) 334-2177 ext. 271
Chirag K. Shah, Asian American Hotel Owners Association, (262) 573-5603
Jon Taets, National Association of Convenience Stores, (703) 518-4224
Vanessa Gray, Society for Human Resource Management, (703) 535 6072