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National Grocers Association joins organizations representing employers and employees to launch the More Time for Full-Time initiative

Arlington, VA, 2014-9-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the National Grocers Association (NGA) joined with several organizations representing hundreds of thousands of employers and tens of millions of employees to launch the More Time for Full-Time initiative.

The initiative, which includes the International Franchise Association, the National Restaurant Association, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the National Retail Federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Rental Association, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, the National Association of Convenience Stores, the National Grocers Association, and the National Association of Theatre Owners, will highlight the negative impact the 30-hour work week definition in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has on employees and employers, and urges Congress to restore the traditional definition of a full-time employee to 40 hours per week through bipartisan reform. Returning to a traditional 40-hour definition would benefit employees through more hours and income, and employers would gain the ability to focus on growth and expansion instead of restructuring their workforce. NGA is a founding coalition partner of the More Time for Full-Time initiative.

The launch includes a video, which will be featured on the new website that highlights the challenges workers and employers face as a result of the 30-hour work week definition.

“Reinstating a 40-hour work week is vital to our members’ businesses and to their goal of providing quality benefits and available hours to their employees,” said Peter J. Larkin, President and CEO of NGA. “Restoring the 40-hour work week allows our members to return their focus to being an employer of choice in the communities they serve.”

NGA members took to Capitol Hill last Wednesday to meet with members of Congress from both chambers on important issues impacting independent grocers, including legislation to reinstate the 40-hour work week.

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