WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following reports that students throughout the country are losing their jobs and having their hours restricted because of an ObamaCare requirement, Congressman Michael Turner introduced the Student Job Protection Act.
ObamaCare requires certain employers to provide health insurance to employees working 30 hours or more a week or pay a tax.
This requirement imposes a financial burden on many colleges and universities, forcing them to restrict work hours for students seeking employment at their schools.
The Student Job Protection Act would exempt full-time students who are also employed by the college or university from this requirement.
“This legislation would remove a significant barrier for full-time students working at their colleges and universities and ensure that they are able to keep the jobs and the work hours necessary to help them afford the rising cost of higher education,” said Turner.