Wendy’s Franchise Owner Blames Obamacare For Cutting Employees’ Hours

Gary Burdette, an Omaha franchisee, says he can’t afford to keep his business open of he has to pay for health care for his workers.

WOWT-TV reports that nearly 300 employees at 11 Wendy’s locations in the Omaha area will have their hours reduced to 28 hours a week because the franchise owner says he can’t afford to pay his employees health care.

“It has a huge effect on me and pretty much everybody that I work with,” employee T.J. Growbeck told the station. “I’m hoping that I can get some sort of promotion because then I would get my hours, but everybody is shooting for that because of the hours being cut.”

Employers must provide health care for employees who work more than 32 hours a week.

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