Small Businesses Fear Health Law's Reach
Posted at 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 17
The Wall Street Journal looks at the impact on hiring practices of the mandate in President Obama’s health care reform law that employers with at least 50 employees offer health insurance to their workers.
“Even though the rule doesn’t go into effect until early 2014, a business could be subject to the so-called employer mandate if, during 2013, it averages 50 or more full-time equivalent employees.”
“To avoid the health-care law’s penalties, many employers are considering hiring only part-time employees or deliberately curbing growth so that they have no need to hire… The best solution…is to hire independent contractors, who would be able to take on certain tasks without upping her headcount.”