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Jun 16, 2017

5 concerns about the health care law

Health insurance is a critical recruiting and retention tool, but its cost and time constraints are difficult to navigate. That’s why we’re trying to help Congress reform the law.

Jul 12, 2016

How costly is overregulation?

White Castle exec tells joint economic committee that excessive regulation is killing growth and jobs.

Jun 22, 2016

An Rx for better health care

The National Restaurant Association said it is encouraged by a House Republican initiative aimed at commonsense reforms to the American health system.

Oct 2, 2015

Restaurants get big health care win

Restaurants and other small businesses scored a major victory when the Senate followed the House’s lead and passed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act. 

Mar 6, 2015

40 hours is full time

It's time to reexamine how the Affordable Care Act defines full-time employment.

Jan 8, 2015

House passes bill to change full-time definition

Just two days into its new session, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to change the health care law’s definition of “full time” from 30 hours to 40 hours a week.

Jan 7, 2015

House opens 2015 with key health care vote

An issue that stands to have a profound impact on the scheduling and hiring of restaurant employees —a change to the health care law’s definition of “full time” — is scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives this week.

Sep 25, 2014

How many hours is the full-time workweek? Not 30.

Thirty hours a week doesn’t work for restaurants, their employees, or the hundreds of thousands of businesses that will be forced to make hard decisions about how to comply with the health care law’s arbitrary redefinition of the full-time workweek

Jul 30, 2014

Will House fix ACA’s seasonal employee problem?

A bipartisan group of House members has introduced a bill intended to change one of the many confusing aspects of the Affordable Care Act: its two definitions of “seasonal” employment.

May 22, 2014

Restaurants try to push through confusion on health care

Many of the restaurant operators who met with insurance experts at the NRA’s Health Care Knowledge Center had taken some steps toward meeting the requirements of the new health care law, but confusion remains.

May 1, 2014

Senator: Key health care change is win-win

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) said changing the Affordable Care Act’s definition of “full time” from 30 to 40 hours would benefit both restaurants and their employees.

Dec 4, 2013

NRA testimony: Simplify ACA's business aggregation rules

Ellis Winstanley, a partner in eight Texas restaurants, testified that restaurants are being forced to turn to costly tax advisors to determine whether they are considered “applicable large employers” under the health care law.

Nov 7, 2013

NRA: Streamline health care reporting requirements

The National Restaurant Association today reiterated its support for a streamlined reporting process under the Affordable Care Act for large employers and employer-sponsored health plans.

Oct 11, 2013

Restaurateurs keep up the fight on health care

The NRA is asking Congress to make changes to the Affordable Care Act, including bringing the definition of full-time employment in line with traditional business practices.

Sep 17, 2013

DOL to address health care compliance questions

The Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services on Wednesday will hold a webcast on several aspects of the 2010 health care law, including the employee-notice requirement.

Aug 13, 2013

Small business insurance exchanges to open Oct. 1

Small Business Health Options Programs, which will give small employers who want to offer health coverage to employees a single point at which to compare and purchase plans, are scheduled to open Oct. 1.

Aug 2, 2013

New 40-hour bill introduced in House

New legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives that could change the 2010 health care law’s definition of a full-time work week to 40 hours.