A Wendy’s franchise in Omaha, Neb. is cutting the hours of hundreds of employees due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare, reports NBC Omaha.
According to the law, employers are required to provide health benefits for their full-time employees. The Wendy’s franchise that encompasses 11 restaurants is reducing the hours of all non-management workers from about 40 hours a week down to 28.
Gary Burdette, vice president of operations of the franchise, says the hour reduction is due to because he is a small business owner, he cannot afford to both stay open and provide the full benefits to full-time employees under law.