Bartholomew Co. Commissioners Vote on Cutting Part-Time Hours
(photo courtesy Bartholomew County)
An ordinance limiting all part-time Bartholomew County government employees to work no more than 28 hours per week, goes into effect May 1, pending a second reading next week. Bartholomew County Commissioners passed the ordinance on first reading at their meeting Monday morning.
Commissioner Rick Flohr explains the body acted in response to the Affordable Health Care Act. Under the Affordable Health Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, any employer with fifty or more employees is required by law to provide health insurance coverage for employees working 30 hours or more per week. Flohr says had the county not acted, they could have faced substantial expenses that would have possibly resulted in the need for higher taxes.
A second reading, which would put the ordinance into effect, is set for Monday, April 1 at 10 a.m. If passed, the new ordinance is set to go into effect May 1.