Will You Boycott Businesses That Avoid Paying Employee Health Insurance?
In response to Obamacare, some franchise owners are planning to cut employee hours to avoid providing health care.
Businesses across the country are attempting to formulate a response to the Affordable Health Care Act, with some business owners and restaurant franchisees saying they will be cutting hours.
One of the latest cases is a Wendy's franchisee in Nebraska announcing it would cut employees' hours — affecting roughly 100 employees — to avoid providing health care. Wendy's Corporate, which directly operates stores in Massachusetts, has not discounted cutting employee hours even as they distance themselves from the statement out of Nebraska.
"We are still reviewing our approach to the Affordable Care Act, when the employer mandate goes into effect in 2014," Wendy's Corporate Media Contact Bob Bertini told Patch this week. "Our franchisees are independent business people, and they make the decisions regarding benefits for their restaurant teams."
There are some signs that a business planning to cut hours to avoid providing health care is a turn off to customers.
What do you think? Would you boycott a company that cuts employee hours to avoid providing health care? Tell us in the comments.