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“Stop and Consider Before Cutting Back to Save on Affordable Care Act Costs,” FSR

June 13, 2016
Ann E. Murray

In an article published in Full Service Restaurants in June 2016, Atlanta partner Ann E. Murray provides insight on the Affordable Care Act’s “pay or play” rules and the alternatives restaurants and hospitality companies are faced with in responding to the rules was published on FSR’s website. Ms. Murray identifies three alternatives that would allow companies to yield significant cost savings, but warns that employers should be careful to first consider the legal and human resources impact. Reducing employees’ hours, classifying employees as variable hour, and excluding or charging more for coverage of spouses and other family members are all options for employers to consider, Ms. Murray explains, but careful analysis of the consequences of these actions should be taken before deciding to take action. For the full article, please click here.