Implications of Economic and Policy Changes for Employment Contracts and Job Quality
11/15/2013 - 05/12/2015
Policy changes under the Affordable Care Act were expected to provide public and private sector employers incentives to use temporary help, part-time, and contract workers to avoid costs and penalties associated with ACA requirements to provide health insurance benefits to full-time employees. In this paper, we defined key elements of job quality and employment contracts and provided a framework for considering how employers respond to economic and policy changes that influence employee costs. To help assess the potential impacts of the federal law on the incidence of employment arrangements, we used a variety of data sets to study the experience of Massachusetts’ 2006 health care reform.
Smith Richardson Foundation
LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Employment relationships; Wages, health insurance and other benefits