January 23, 2013
Some Colleges Cut Adjunct Hours Over Health Care Act
Sam Baker (The Hill) reports:
Colleges and universities are reportedly cutting the hours their adjunct professors work in an effort to avoid the employer mandate in President Obama's signature healthcare law.
The Wall Street Journal noted the trend Friday, saying a handful of smaller schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania have begun to cap the number of courses adjunct professors can teach, so that they don't end up working more than 30 hours per week.
The healthcare law requires employers to offer coverage to all employees who work more than 30 hours, or pay a penalty to the IRS.