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Survey: Businesses cutting back hours for part-timers following health-care reform
Business Journal

Even as Obama administration officials hailed the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, a new survey shows that legislation may be having a negative impact on the hours part-timers are working.

The survey from the Alexandria-based Society for Human Resource Management found nearly one in five businesses have already reduced hours for part-timers or plan to as a result of the ACA’s mandate that employees working 30 hours a week receive health coverage. However, the survey of 740 randomly-selected HR professionals around the country also found few companies — about 5 percent — have reduced or plan to reduce their overall number of employees due to the ACA.