Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Papa Johns’ founder and CEO John Schnatter has said President Barack Obama’s signature health-care reform law would possibly result in employees’ hours being cut.
According to a report by Naples News, Schnatter said he plans on passing the costs of health care reform to his business onto his workers.
Schnatter, who made headlines when he told shareholders that the cost of a Papa John’s pizza will increase by between 11 and 14 cents due to Obamacare, said that he will likely reduce workers’ hours, as a result of Obama’s reelection.
“I got in a bunch of trouble for this,” he said, referring to the comments he made in August.
“That’s what you do, is you pass on costs. Unfortunately, I don’t think people know what they’re going to pay for this,” he added.
According to the Huff Post, Schnatter went on to say he is neither in support of, nor against the Affordable Care Act, even admitting that, ‘the good news is 100 percent of the population is going to have health insurance.’
But he’s not the only one in the chain restaurant industry to admit that workers hours may be reduced, since Obamacare mandates that only employees that work over 30 hours per week are covered under their employers health insurance plan.
The report cited example of Darden restaurants, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, has already experimented with reducing workers hours in anticipation of the legislation. (ANI)