The Small Business Administration launched an online tool to clarify the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, saying businesses will not be able to avoid the law’s costs by cutting full-time employees to part-time hours because the government will add up the number of part-time hours to determine whether they qualify as full-time equivalent hours. “The [...]
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Join franchise business leaders on Sept. 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C., for IFA’s Public Affairs Conference to get the latest information from policy experts on the Affordable Care Act, tax reform and immigration, and meet directly with your member of Congress and share your top business concerns. You can also network with your legislators [...]
The next IFA WednesdayWise Webinar will address “The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Franchise Community” on July 10 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT). Speakers will include Hylant Group’s Orlando Operations President Andria Herr and IFA Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Judith Thorman. The webinar series is [...]
A group of retailers, restaurant chains and staffing companies known as E-Flex is asking Congress to change how the Affordable Care Act defines who qualifies as a full-time employee and to include a grace period for compliance with the law. However, efforts to change the ACA have been hindered by a polarized Congress.
Legislation signed by Gov. Rick Perry will allow thousands of Texas businesses to keep for now their status as large employers and avoid additional regulations that businesses considered to be small employers may face as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). SB 1332, sponsored by Sen. Robert Duncan (R-Lubbock) and Rep. John Smithee [...]
Business owners and franchisees face difficult decisions when it comes to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and Ralph Bower, Popeyes’ U.S. president, said he expects some employees to volunteer for part-time hours to sidestep the mandate, even though they would still be required to have health care coverage under the law. “The company [...]
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently launched a new web page and blog dedicated to educating small business owners about the Affordable Care Act. The new tools will serve as a gateway for small business owners connecting them with information provided by SBA’s federal partners responsible for implementing the law, including the U.S. Department [...]