This story by WSJ discusses lobbying by the National Restaurant Association and others to raise the threshold (now 30 hours per week) for the definition of full-time employees under the ACA. A couple corrections/clarifications: It states that "Under the Affordable Care Act, employers must provide health insurance to employees working an average of 30 hours a week or more. If they don't, the employer faces fees starting at $2,000 per worker annually." But it should also note that this requirement only kicks in for "large" employers with 50 or more full-time employees or full-time equivalents, and even those businesses are not subject to a penalty for their first 30 full-time employees. I also have a nit-picky correction: large employers do not actually have to "provide" insurance to full-time employees, they only have to "offer" coverage to those employees to comply.