Proposed Ordinance: No More Than 28 Hrs/Wk For Government Employees

By Emma Koch

Proposed Ordinance: No More Than 28 Hrs/Wk For Government Employees

March 26, 2013 Updated Mar 26, 2013 at 9:12 AM EST

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- Bartholomew County Commissioners passed an ordinance on the first reading Monday morning that would limit all part-time county government employees to work no more than 28 hours per week.

According to Commissioner Rick Flohr, the ordinance is in response to the Affordable Health Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, which mandates that any employer with 50+ employees must provide health insurance coverage for employees working 30 or more hours a week.

Flohr said that if the county does not pass the ordinance, substantial expenses in employment costs could result in the need for higher taxes.

A second readings is set for April 1 and if the ordinance passes that reading, it will go into effect May 1.

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