Health Reform: Implications for Part-Time Work
Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 3 – 4:15 pm ET
By 2014, millions of Americans will be able to access affordable health care for the first time. ObamaCare is historic legislation that will help workers who could not get affordable care through their employers or were unable to bear the costs of self-insurance. While there is a lot to celebrate, advocates, low wage workers and others are concerned about some employers' claims that they will cut workers hours because of the law's focus on coverage for full-time employees. Press reports have fueled this worry (read this latest story on Wendy's).
With a year to go before ObamaCare takes effect, we have many questions to answer: Are employers incentivized toward a more part-time workforce? Is this an across-the-board concern or is it concentrated in certain sectors? Is there on-the-ground research that helps predict how jobs might shift from full time to part time? And, if this shift to part time really is – or becomes – a problem, are there remedies?
CLASP, Families USA and the University of California Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education are co-sponsoring this audio conference to explore these and other questions.
Cheryl Fish-Parcham, Families USA
Ken Jacobs, University of California Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Carrie Gleason, Retail Action Project
Jodie Levin-Epstein, Center for Law and Social Policy
Register now for this free audio conference. Registrants will get links to key resources and a chance to send in questions, too. Space is limited.