Fatburger franchisees share workers to avoid health care mandate

07/9/2013 | Huffington Post, The

Some Fatburger franchisees have begun sharing workers to keep their hours below 30 per week at any single franchise, a move designed to skirt the Affordable Care Act requirement that companies provide full-time workers with health insurance, said CEO Andy Wiederhorn. The practice of "job sharing" has been around for decades as a way to employ workers for more than 40 hours without paying overtime, and is legal as long as the franchises have different owners, according to a labor law expert.

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