How companies get around paying healthcare.

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    In cutting its forecast for the year earlier on Dec. 4, Darden also said that it was hit by a publicity backlash from tests intended to gauge how it could limit costs for workers' health care. Starting in 2014, big employers such as Darden will be required to provide health insurance to full-time workers. The company had tested hiring more part-time workers and replacing full-time workers who left with part-time workers in select markets to gauge how it could mitigate those costs.

    Darden Restaurants Profit Plunges 37 Percent After Bad Publicity Over Attempt To Skirt Obamacare

    I had already linked to what Republicans have referred to as Success stories who were doing the same thing, like "Staples".

    Republicans on this very site screaming to cut benefits. Is their goal to keep medical bills the number one cause of bankruptcy?
     
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    GeeeWizzzz....
    Here's the second paragraph after the ONLY one you posted:
    Darden CEO Clarence Otis said the media coverage was a "secondary issue" that hurt the quarterly results. He said the coverage "misinterpreted our actions as a stand against health care reform." The company has since said it will not move any full-time workers to part-time status as a result of the regulations.
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    The shift comes after Darden Restaurants Inc. earlier this fall moved to update the image of its flagship chains and appeal to younger diners in their 20s and 30s, who increasingly prize fresh, high-quality ingredients. The problem is that many of those same diners also want cheaper prices and convenience, reflecting the rise of chains such as Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. and Panera Bread Co., which offer food that's a step up from traditional fast-food for slightly higher prices.

    In addition to those shifting tastes, Darden and other casual dining chains such as Applebee's are dealing with customers who are being more careful about where and how often they eat out in the weak economy.

    In a conference call with analysts Thursday, the company also stressed that none of its full-time employees would be put on part-time status as a way to limit costs tied to new health care regulations. Darden noted a publicity backlash over its tests to use more part-timers hurt sales in the latest quarter.
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    Can you get any more dishonest, rdean?
     
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    Darden CEO Clarence Otis said the media coverage was a "secondary issue" that hurt the quarterly results. He said the coverage "misinterpreted our actions as a stand against health care reform." The company has since said it will not move any full-time workers to part-time status as a result of the regulations.

    "Misinterpreted"? No, he got "caught".
     
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    Bad law, and PPACA is a shining example, almost always induces such stupidity. Some call them "unintended" consequences, but it's hardly accidental. There's definitely intent behind this shit, but fixing the health care market isn't part of the agenda.
     
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    Secondary issue-Glad you agree with your post!

    What did he get 'caught' doing?
    NOTHING!
     
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    oh that's right, companies were suppose to just roll over and take it up ass after having this monster Government legislation imposed them..

    You Obama and ObamaCare supporters should be proud of what you have done to the American people and the jobs in this country..But who wouldn't see you BLAMING it on Republicans....you really are JOKE
     
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    Guess it was a learning experience for Darden.
     
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    What was a learning experience for Darden?
    Be specific or shut it and earn a neg!
     
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    For every company that stepped up to the plate and publicly announced their plans to deal with obamacare by cutting its work force, how many said nothing and just did it?
     
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    The company has since said it will not move any full-time workers to part-time status as a result of the regulations.

    sure they wont, as full timers move on their position wil however be filled with a part timer.
     

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