Wegmans grocery chain has reportedly cut health care benefits for part-time workers, citing changes brought about by President Obama’s signature health care reform law.
Employees of the Rochester, N.Y.-based grocer told The Buffalo News that part-time health benefits had been cut and that the company had told them the decision was made as a result of ObamaCare.
The company, which employs 1,433 full-time employees and 4,304 part-time employees in the Buffalo Niagara region, declined to comment on the specific changes to employee health coverage, the newspaper reported.
“As a private company, we don’t share specifics of our employee benefits programs. It’s a given that health care reform will result in some changes to our benefits program, but it will not change our commitment to meeting the needs of our employees,” Wegmans told the newspaper in a statement.