WASHINGTON (Jan. 13, 2015) — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has thrown its support behind two bills introduced into the new 114th Congress.
The first, H.R. 30, would repeal the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) defining full-time employment as 30 hours — the threshold at which businesses are to begin offering health care coverage. It was scheduled for a vote Jan. 8 before the full House of Representatives, according to the NFIB.
According to the NFIB, the 30-hour threshold provides a strong incentive for employers to avoid creating jobs calling for 30 hours or more of work per week.