From Investor’s Business Daily:
By Jed Graham | Posted 09/25/2013 04:50 PM ET
ObamaCare’s impact on jobs is hotly debated by politicians and economists. Critics say the Affordable Care Act, with its employer mandate to provide health insurance, gives businesses an incentive to cut workers’ hours. This year, report after report has rolled in about employers restricting work hours to fewer than 30 per week — the point where the mandate kicks in. Data also point to a record low workweek in low-wage industries.
In the interest of an informed debate, we’ve compiled a list of job actions with strong proof that ObamaCare’s employer mandate is behind cuts to work hours or staffing levels. As of Sept. 25, our ObamaCare scorecard included 313 employers. Here’s our latest analysis, focusing on cuts to adjunct hours at nearly 200 college campuses. The ObamaCare list methodology is explained further in our initial coverage; click on the employer names in the list below for links to supporting records, mostly news accounts or official documents.
More at the link, including the spreadsheet of companies reducing employee hours.
Of particular note in my home state was Philadelphia University, which “will restrict adjunct faculty to working fewer than 30 hours per week, effective January 1, 2015.” A liberal university, in the bluest of cities, in a blue state, making sure that its part-time faculty will not be a health insurance burden to the college.
This is no surprise to conservatives: anyone with any economic knowledge or business sense could have told you that businesses must try to keep their overhead costs down.