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Position: SUPPORTIVE OF LEGISLATION AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF "FULL TIME" TO 40 HOURS PER WEEK
Status: INTRODUCED

History
As one of its first acts of Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 30, the Forty Hours is Full-Time Act. The bill, sponsored by, Reps. Todd Young (R-IN-09) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03)  passed in a bipartisan fashion, with 12 democrats voting for the bill. 

In the meantime, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) are working to introduce similar language in the Senate. It will be a much more rigorous fight in that chamber, as 60 votes are needed to overcome a filibuster. In the meantime, the White House has threatened to veto any 40 hour bills that come across the president's desk.

Summary
The bill discussed above redefines a “full-time” worker as one working 40 hours or more per week, as is consistent with nationwide standards. The current 30-hour definition neither reflects current workplace standards nor the desire for flexible hours for both employers and employees in the quick-serve restaurant (QSR) industry. By defining full time as working 30 hours per week, NFA members may be forced to reduce hours, limit the number of full-time positions available and enforce rigid scheduling standards for their employees

Position
The NFA supports legislation (including H.R. 30), which amends the definition of full-time employees as those working 40 hours per week.