Originally posted by whodey
So is this right? Companies must justify letting employees go who appear to be doing so just to avoid the penalties for the ACA mandate?
And what if they are found to be guilty. What exactly is the IRS going to do about it.....um.......never mind.
God help them all.
Wasn't this in the movie "Atlas Shrugged"?
This is part of that "waiver dictatorship" I was talking about on the other thread.
Under the law as written, employers with less than 50 employees don't face the penalty if they don't provide coverage. Obama's latest decree doesn't affect those that drop below 50 because they can already avoid the penalty.
But, those that drop from 100 or more down to 50-99 can now get a waiver from paying the penalty. They are the ones that must justify to the IRS. According to another news site, they'd do so by signing a statement that they didn't reduce below 100 to avoid the penalty.
After signing the statement, if they then tell reporters, or even employees that they fired people because of ObamaCare, they can be found guilty of perjury.
So Obama has effectively made a law that firms that drop employees because of ObamaCare must remain silent about it and not say anything that would harm election chances for democrats.