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In Response to Retailers Slash Work Hours Rapidly Ahead Of ObamaCare:
"Retailers are cutting worker hours at a rate not seen in more than three decades — a sudden shift that can only be explained by the onset of ObamaCare's employer mandates.
Nonsupervisory employees logged an average 30.0 hours per week in April, the shortest retail workweek since early 2010, Labor Department data out Friday show.
Even as retail payrolls have kept rising, with rank-and-file employment up 132,000, or 1%, over the past year, aggregate hours worked have fallen 0.9% over that span.
The average retail workweek was 2% shorter in April than a year earlier, the steepest sustained decline since 1980, an IBD analysis found.
The retail workweek recovered steadily as the job market strengthened from the start of 2010 until the spring of 2012. Since then, it has been all downhill, with the apparent pace of decline accelerating in recent months.
This reversal doesn't appear related to the economy, which has been consistently mediocre. Instead, all evidence points to the coming launch of ObamaCare, which the retail industry has warned would cause just such a result."
Posted by jfpinlvn
Looks like the Democrats ignored that old saying, "be careful what you ask for". The law is wrong when it penalizes employers for not providing healthcare that has nothing to do with employment. They already pay for Workers Comp.
What will happen if employers who want to keep the doors open 6 days a week decide to do it with two 4 or 5 hour separate shifts, or stay open 7 days a week with two 4 hour shifts. A benefit to employers would be that they wouldn't have to provide a lunch time or paid vacations. How many people will have to have two jobs to make ends meet? Is the employers mandate worth it? SCOTUS was wrong when they called the mandate a tax, it's a penalty which is un-Constitutional. Now employers are going to change their work model to avoid the penalty and you can't blame them.