New law forces bad choices
An employer faced with the choice of perhaps a $8,000 cost per year for health insurance versus a certain $2,000 fine per employee seems compelled to choose the latter.
The other employer option is to convert as many full-time jobs as possible to part time. Every 40 hour a week job converted 20 hours would create two positions. This is not the kind of job creation that we need. It would lower the unemployment rate, but would further obscure the true depth of unemployment in this hope and change economy.
Gerald N. Yorioka, M.D.