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The National Grocers Association (NGA) has joined other organizations like the Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Convenience Stores to launch the More Time for Full-Time initiative. The coalition is lobbying Congress to return to the traditional definition of full-time – 40 hours – in the Affordable Care Act. Such a definition would benefit employees by giving them more hours and income while allowing employers to focus on growth rather than restructuring their workforce, the coalition argues.
The group has launched a website, moretimeforfulltime.org, that features a video highlighting the challenges of the 30-hour workweek definition for both employees and employers.
"Reinstating a 40-hour work week is vital to our members' businesses and to their goal of providing quality benefits and available hours to their employees," said Peter Larkin, president and CEO of NGA. "Restoring the 40-hour work week allows our members to return their focus to being an employer of choice in the communities they serve."