ACA prompts shift to more part-time workers

NPR posted a story today about more companies shifting to part-time workers due to the impending implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act.  Although it is not clear if the move is soley due to the health care law, more part-time workers would save companies money under the new regulations.  Experts state workforces have been shifting this way for a while because it allows for more flexibility and minimizes costs but the NPR story highlights a scenario illustrating the impact of ACA on a business owner.  Gross profit on full-time temp employee is estimates at around $3,000 but under ACA health care costs for the employee would be $2,900.  Although that would seemingly leave $100 profit, that does not include other business expenses that would be incurred.

Read the full artilce on NPR’s website.

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