The recent articles about Obamacare and fewer work hours, Feb. 5 and Feb. 7, have me mystified. It seems to me that some people are "voluntarily" putting in fewer hours in order to retain their jobs.
I was told by my employer that I would need to "watch my hours" because if I were to go over a certain amount, it would mean that my employer would be required to provide health benefits for me. I receive health benefits through my spouse, so I don't need to have benefits through my own employer. I work part time, and enjoy getting a few extra hours here and there. With the new legislation, I am out of the loop for extra hours if it means going over the specified amount.
Unless I move into a full-time position, I am left here with my few part-time hours and no way to earn a little extra. Government mandates seem to always backfire on the people they're supposed to benefit.