Employees of fashion retailer Forever 21 have fallen victim to Obamacare — the company has informed many workers that their hours are being cut to 29.5 a week, meaning they will not qualify for employer-sponsored healthcare insurance.
Obamacare’s mandatory employer-provided insurance kicks in for employees who work at least 30 hours a week.
Macias said Forever 21 had “audited its staffing levels, staffing needs, and payroll in conjunction with reviewing its overall operating budget.”
It told those affected that their health coverage would end on August 31 and they would then be eligible for the government-sponsored COBRA program.
The company “naturally denies Obamacare inspired the decision,” the American Thinker website reported.
Part-time workers will also not be able to earn paid time off under the new arrangement.
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