Bill supported by Sen. Young would define full-time employee as working 40 hours per week

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US Senator Todd Young (R-Ind) is part of a bipartisan group, trying to define a full-time employee under the Affordable Care Act.

The group is proposing a bill that would define a full-time employee as someone who works an average of 40 hours per week.

The law right now defines it with an average of 30 hours.

Supporters of the change said current law forces businesses to cut workers’ hours and change operations.

Sen. Young said this would ensure Hoosiers can support their families, trade shifts, and earn more money.

Similar legislation was introduced in the US House.

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(This story was originally published on May 17, 2019)

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