Some Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Taco Bell restaurants have cut back their employees' hours to 28 a week in order to avoid paying for their workers' health care coverage under the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare).
Obamacare requires employers to offer health insurance to employees working 32-38 hours a week.
Now, the owner of a Wendy’s restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska plans to cut 300 employees’ hours to part-time to avoid the costs of health care coverage, reports WOWT-TV (video below).
By moving workers to part-time status in order to avoid paying for their health benefits, the Wendy’s restaurant is shifting the costs of health insurance coverage onto its employees, who make minimum wage or a little more.
Gary Burdette, Vice President of Operations for the local Wendy's franchise, blamed Obamacare for the company's choice to not provide its employees with health care coverage.