Senator Collins introduces new bill "Forty Hours is Full Time Act"

6:49 PM, Aug 4, 2013   |    comments
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(NEWS CENTER) -- Maine Senator Susan Collins delivered the weekly address for Republicans today, and she took on an unusually partisan tone.

Senator Collins, a Republican, delivered a message railing against the Affordable Care Act.

Collins says that she is particularly concerned about one provision which defines a full time worker as one who works thirty hours a week.

Employers would have to provide health insurance to these employees. But Senator Collins says many employers will instead cut hours for those employees, bringing them under thirty hours a week.

"In an effort to protect these millions of workers, I've introduced a bipartisan bill called the "Forty Hours is Full Time Act." My bill would change the definition of "full-time employee" in Obamacare from 30 hours a week to 40 hours a week. A 40-hour work week is full-time; we all know that. This bill is just common sense."

Collins also says the bill will hurt small businesses.


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