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Obamacare: First Fruits for Workers?

Dean Baker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

The March jobs report provided some evidence that we are beginning to see the sort of labor market shifts from the ACA that would be expected. First, voluntary part-time employment in March increased by 230,000 to 18.9 million. The key word here is "voluntary."

With H.R. 2575, Republicans Launch Another Attack on American Workers

D. Taylor | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
D. Taylor

The most disturbing trend has been the tendency of employers not only to cut and cap hours or eliminate part time workers' health benefits, but to hide behind the ACA in eliminating a host of statutory benefits.

No, Obamacare Isn't Turning America Into A Part-Time Economy

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

Obamacare has not yet turned America into a nation of part-time workers, as many of its strongest critics have long said it would. In fact, the op...

Target Axes Some Workers' Health Care, Blames Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business

Jan 21 (Reuters) - Target Corp said it will stop offering health coverage to part-time workers, citing new public insurance exchanges floated by the...

Dave Jamieson

Trader Joe's Explains Its Big Obamacare Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

As The Huffington Post reported last week, Trader Joe's has decided to end health care coverage for many of its part-time workers and nudge them onto ...

SeaWorld's Latest Controversy

The Huffington Post | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

SeaWorld Entertainment is cutting back work hours for some part-time employees, a move that will help it avoid an Obamacare mandate to offer those wor...

White House: Obamacare Isn't Causing Employers To Cut Worker Hours

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business

New data from the White House Council of Economic Advisers suggests that President Obama's Affordable Care Act isn't having the detrimental effect on ...

Kim Bhasin

Leaked Memo Reveals Big Change At Forever 21

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business

A leaked memo from Forever 21 shows the fast-fashion apparel retailer plans to cut the hours of some full-time employees and reclassify them as part-t...

9 Facts About Part-Time Workers That Should Freak You Out

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

Politicians like to talk about the middle-class jobs they can and will create, if only given the chance. But thus far this year, it appears few of the...

Jobs Created Last Month Overwhelmingly Part-Time, Low-Wage

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse. A disproportionate numbe...

The Disturbing Nature Of America's Part-Time Jobs Recovery (In 1 Chart)

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.18.2013 | Business

The U.S. economy has created more than four times as many part-time jobs as full-time jobs this year, and a new government report shows why that's suc...

The Truth About Obamacare And Part-Time Work

Quartz | Tim Fernholz | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business

Quartz: Some businesses say they are hiring more part-time workers because of a new health care law, but the real culprit behind the rise in p...

QE3 Works, So Please Don't Mess With It!

Harlan Green | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Dear Federal Reserve Governors; Please don't mess with QE3 just yet! Not in September, or even December. There are still too many reasons not to be...

Obamacare Report Finds Disturbing Risk For Part-Time Workers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

Millions of part-time U.S. workers may see their hours cut because of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, according to a recent study. T...

City Makes 'Ridiculous' Move To Skirt Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

Turns out it's not just corporations that know how to skirt Obamacare. The city of Long Beach, Calif., is limiting the hours of its part-time workf...

Arthur Delaney

Poverty Stalks The Suburbs

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- There's nothing Deidre Duffy would rather do than host a backyard barbecue for a few friends. "I don't want anything fancy,...

Alice Hines

Another Company Slashes Employee Hours To Skirt Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

A convenience store chain with roughly 150 stores in mid-Atlantic states has in recent weeks aggressively cut employee hours to avoid having to provid...

Dave Jamieson

How Big Business May Dodge Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Working as a server at a Capital Grille in Tampa, Fla., Kevin Kearney typically picks up more than 30 hours per week, bringing home just enough money ...

Pain of Jobs Crisis Extends Beyond The Unemployed Themselves

AP | By PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Unemployment has been stuck near 9 percent since the recession ended more than two years ago. The jobs report for September on Friday se...

Men Happier With Work-Life Balance Than Women [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

Turns out men are happier than women in the office, at least according to a recent survey by digital media company Captivate Network. After polling 67...

More Long-Term Unemployed, More 99ers, More Despair, but Less Government and Private Sector Action on Jobs

Michael Thornton | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business
Michael Thornton

Virgil's income has fallen from a high of more than $100,000 in 2003 to less than $20,000 today. His wants are simple; a full-time job and a place to call home.

Granny Goes Flex

Sherry Moss | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sherry Moss

Anne Tobas is 55 years of age but says she doesn't feel a day over 21. She recently challenged her 32-year-old son to the 50-yard dash and whipped his behind.

It's Time to Cover Part-Time Workers

Beth Shulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Shulman

In the current battle over health care reform, part-time workers are hardly being mentioned. This oversight is archaic. Why should basic health care be denied to anyone?

Unemployment Rate: Part-Timers Are Hidden From Data

AP | FRANK BASS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOWNSHEND, Vt. — When the monthly unemployment figures come out Friday, Greg Noel will go from collecting government statistics to becoming one....

Peaceful Revolution: Women and Work: Why Employers' Work/Life Policies Can--and Should--Survive the Recession

Joan Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joan Williams

Employers with telecommuting and flexible programs that really work are finding that these new ways to work can enhance their competitive position in a recession.