|State||Employer||Action||Jobs w/ fewer hours||Date of Action or Report|
|Arizona||Arizona State University||Public||Limited course loads for non-tenured associate faculty members||Aug-13|
|Maine||Mainesubway (Subway franchisee)||Private||Reduced worker hours to no more than 29 per week||50||Aug-13|
|New York||Finger Lakes Community College||Public||Capped course loads for adjunct faculty||Aug-13|
|South Carolina||Tsunami Surf Shops||Private||Will limit workers to fewer than 30 hours per week||Aug-13|
|Illinois||Southern Illinois University||Public||Limited graduate teaching assistants to 20 hours per week||Aug-13|
|Indiana||Vincennes||Public||Cut hours of part-timers to 29 per week||Aug-13|
|California||Mexican American Opportunity Foundation||Private||Cut hours of employees working up to 39 hours a week to less than 30||Aug-13|
|Georgia||Georgia Military College||Public||Cut hours of adjunct faculty to below 30 per week||Aug-13|
|Illinois||Vcm Inc. (Subway franchisee)||Private||Reduced hours for hourly wage earners to below 30 per week||Aug-13|
|Indiana||Ball State University||Public||Limited work hours for graduate assistants||Aug-13|
|New Jersey||Tom’s River||Public||Will cut part-time hours to 25 per week, effective July 2014||Aug-13|
|North Carolina||Forsyth Technical Community College||Public||Reduced hours for adjunct faculty to below 30 per week||Aug-13|
|North Carolina||Wilkes Community College||Public||Reduced teaching loads for adjunct faculty to below 30 hours per week and had to cut some courses as a result||Aug-13|
|Texas||Consolidated Restaurant Operations Inc||Private||Limiting hours for new employees||Aug-13|
|Texas||Dave & Buster’s||Private||Cut hours of some employees to 28 per week||Aug-13|
|Alabama||University of Alabama||Public||Capped student work hours at 20 per week||Jul-13|
|Florida||Brevard County||Public||Reducing hours for most of 138 part-time workers who work more than 30 hours per week||37||Jul-13|
|Florida||Buca di Beppo restaurant chain||Private||Reduced hours to below 30 per week||400||Jul-13|
|Florida||Hillsborough Community College||Public||Cut hours of some part-time faculty members||100||Jul-13|
ObamaCare’s impact on jobs is hotly debated by politicians and economists. Critics say the Affordable Care Act, with its employer mandate to provide health insurance, gives businesses an incentive to cut workers’ hours. This year, report after report has rolled in about employers restricting work hours to fewer than 30 per week — the point where the mandate kicks in. Data also point to a shrinking workweek in low-wage industries.
In the interest of an informed debate, we’ve compiled a list of job actions with strong proof that ObamaCare’s employer mandate is behind cuts to work hours or staffing levels. As of Sept. 3, our ObamaCare scorecard included 258 employers. The ObamaCare list methodology is explained further in our initial coverage; click on the employer names in the list below for links to supporting records, mostly news accounts or official documents.
We’ll continue to update the list, which we encourage you to share and download into a spreadsheet to sort and analyze. If you know of an employer that should be on the list and can provide supporting evidence, please contact email@example.com at IBD.
MP: The chart above shows the most recent 20 companies that have cut hours and/or jobs due to Obamacare, and that’s only through August 13 and so doesn’t include recent announcements by companies like Stryker (1,000 jobs cut) and Indiana University (50 jobs cuts). Of the 258 companies listed so far in the IBD database that have specified the number of jobs with fewer hours due to Obamacare (and that’s fewer than half of the companies), there are almost 25,000 workers who can thank President Obamacare and the Unaffordable Care Act for the reduction in their hours.