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Members of Congress in both chambers recently introduced the Employee Flexibility Act as bipartisan legislation to modify the Affordable Care Act’s definition of “full-time employee” from 30 hours to 40 hours per week. NAIFA sent letters to the sponsors of this bill expressing our support for this proposal. 

The ACA’s change in definition of “full-time employee” from an employee who works 40 hours to 30 has resulted in employers reducing employees’ work hours and decreasing wages. To minimize the disruption to the American workforce, NAIFA supports returning to the traditional definition of “full-time employee” as one who works 40 hours per week. NAIFA will work with members of Congress in both parties and industry partners to advance this legislation.