I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask these questions, but I will.
I work for a school district in New Jersey. I have been hired for 20 hours per week, but there are times additional hours are available. In the summer months, June, July, and August, I have worked 40 hours per week.
With the new laws in affect, I have been told I can not work the 40 hours a week in the summer. They told me I couldn’t work more then 30 hours a week, period.
My wife carries our medical benefits from her employer for our family. Are there exceptions/exemptions in place if another person carries the coverage, and the other would be able to waive the right for benefits to ease the mind of the employer. In my case, the extra hours really help our family. I would loose at least 100 hours per summer and that would hurt. I don’t want to loose the hours.
Are there options in place for an employee like myself?
Your employer can use a look back period of up to 12 months to calculate full-time hours. So you should be able to work full-time over the summer without qualifying as full-time. Let your employer know about look back periods and together you can ensure you don't go over the 30 hour a week mark which would qualify you as full-time.