AH&LA Urges Passage of Bill to Change Full-Time Worker Status
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WASHINGTON, DC—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass The Save American Workers Act (H.R. 2575), introduced by Congressman Todd Young.
The vote on H.R. 2575, scheduled for April 3, comes immediately following the conclusion of AH&LA's 2014 Legislative Action Summit (LAS). Changing the full-time definition is one of three top priorities for the industry, and many hoteliers attending LAS are advocating for passage of this bill during their meetings with their congressional delegations.
"Changing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) definition of a full-time employee back to the traditional 40 hours is a crucial adjustment needed to ensure the law is made more workable for hoteliers—many of whom are small businesses—and their employees," said Katherine Lugar, AH&LA president, in a statement.
Tags: AHLA • LAS • affordable care act • Hospitality •
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