Arlington, VA, 2015-1-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of H.R. 30, the Save American Workers Act. H.R. 30, introduced by Congressman Todd Young (R-IN) and also championed by Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL), would change the definition of a full-time employee under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) up from the current 30 hours per week, per month to 40 hours per week, per month.
“NGA commends House Leadership for bringing this important jobs bill to the floor in the first week of the new Congress. Independent supermarkets are proud to be employers of choice in hundreds of communities across the country; however provisions such as the ACA’s current full-time definition has placed unnecessary burdens on both employers and their dedicated part-time employees. We are grateful for Congressman Young and Lipinski for their leadership on this important issue.” Said Peter J. Larkin President and CEO, NGA
“We look forward to continuing to work with Senators Collins (R-ME) and Donnelly (D-IN) on their companion legislation, which was also introduced this week in the Senate.” Said Larkin. NGA sent this letter to the House of Representatives in support of the Bill and also signed, along with numerous state grocer associations, this letter from the More Time for Full Time Coalition, of which NGA is a leading member.
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