Saving America's Workers
House passes resolution that would restore the 40-hour work week
by Pete Sessions on January 11, 2015 at 3:34 PM
Since the President signed his controversial healthcare law, the American people and businesses across the country have been subjected to sky-rocketing costs and burdensome regulations. On Wednesday the House voted on and passed H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act of 2015, which would protect American workers from a particularly onerous ObamaCare regulation by restoring the 40 hour work week.
The Affordable Care Act mandates that businesses provide healthcare for all full-time employees, which the law defines as those who work 30 hours a week instead of the traditional 40 hours a week. Because of the costly regulations that businesses are facing under ObamaCare, they have had no choice but to cut workers’ hours so that they do not count as full-time employees. The legislation House Republicans passed this week would protect businesses and shield millions of hourly employees from unnecessary cuts in their pay by restoring the traditional 40 hour work week.