After taking heat for suggesting it would cut restaurant workers' hours to avoid having to give them health insurance under Obamacare, Darden restaurants announced a change of heart Thursday: It won’t switch anyone’s status to part time.
The restaurant chain also said it will offer all full-time employees — whether they’re hourly workers or executives — access to the same health plans.
“None of Darden’s current full-time employees, hourly or salaried, will have their full-time status changed as a result of health care reform,” it said in a statement describing policy through 2014. “In 2014, all of Darden’s full-time employees, including hourly, salaried and executive employees, will have access to the same insurance plan coverage.”
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