I will be the first to admit that I don't know all of the ins and outs of Obama Care and what it means for employers. BUT...when a new employee declines insurance because they feel it's too expensive why should they be penalized? Is it even legal for a company to say that any full time employee that declines insurance will then be classified as a part time employee and won't be eligible for holiday pay even if that employee will be working no less than 40 hours a week? The part time classification is only to keep the company from being penalized for the employee choosing not to take insurance.

I'm flabbergasted by this. How do I explain to a new employee who doesn't want insurance that he loses out on holiday pay for as long as he works for this company? Cheese and rice, how is that anywhere near ok???

ETA this gif