Some 300 franchisees from major national chains including McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts hit Capitol Hill this week to lobby lawmakers on bills that would raise the Affordable Care Act's definition of full-time from 30 hours to 40 hours per week. "This is about taking part-time workers who were at 32 hours, 34 hours per week and limiting their work," said Scott DeFife, executive vice president for policy and government affairs at the National Restaurant Association. "You still have to cover the shifts. There’s an additional cost for each worker you bring on."

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