Adam Solander Quoted by North Bay Business Journal in “Experts Caution on Cutting Hours to Avoid ACA”

North Bay Business Journal

Adam Solander, an Associate in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, was quoted by North Bay Business Journal in an article titled, “Experts caution on cutting hour to avoid ACA.”

Following is an excerpt:

“Management has the prerogative to organize staff in such a way that their company runs properly and there are a million justified reasons to change staffing levels,” said Adam C. Solander, associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Epstein Becker Green. When explaining why certain positions are part-time, take care to focus on the justifiable reasons. Avoiding the employer mandate is not one of them.”

In addition, since employees who currently work over 30 hours a week would have the best case against a company that limited their hours, it’s a good idea to create a separate classification for these people in which they receive benefits. That way, even if their hours fluctuate, they remain covered.

“Risk is stratified,” Solander said, “and the highest risk is going to come from people who were working 30 or more hours prior to any interrupting changes.”