Hotel Industry Urges Passage Of Young 40-Hour Bill
Redefinition of ACA full-time definition would provide stability for hotels, inns, and resorts
“Changing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) definition of a full-time employee back to the traditional 40 hours is a crucial adjustment needed to ensure the law is made more workable for hoteliers – many of whom are small businesses – and their employees,” said AH&LA President/CEO Katherine Lugar. “The healthcare law’s existing – and arbitrary – 30-hour definition severely restricts the scheduling flexibility so valuable to our industry’s workforce. In many instances, these employees may end up taking a second job in order to make up the income shortfall caused by fewer working hours. This important bill has already drawn more than 200 bipartisan cosponsors – a clear demonstration that members of Congress understand the ACA must more accurately reflect current employment practices. We thank Congressman Young for introducing this important bill and urge Members of the House to support this important change.”
Serving the hospitality industry for more than a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the 1.8 million-employee U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides focused advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for an industry generating $155.5 billion in annual sales from 4.9 million guestrooms.
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