Local businesses cut employee hours to avoid new health care provision

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 5:57 PM

 (KMOV) – Many local employers are cutting the hours of their workers to less than 30 hours in an effort to avoid a provision in the latest healthcare law.

Businesses including clothing store Forever 21, Subway Food chains and others are cutting hours of their workers to no more than 29 hours a week,

It’s being done so they won’t trigger the provision in the new health care law that requires employers to offer coverage to employees who work 30 hours or more a week.

Human resources experts said look for online training courses which can be inexpensive and can help make an employee more marketable to employers.

Also they say to use networking sites like Linked-In to help get your name out there more and find other opportunities if hours are being cut.

Another tip is to reach out to headhunters or job agencies to get a jump start on new job choices while working shorter hours. 

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