I am having trouble figuring how much to charge my employees. I am a temporary staffing agency and people work all different hours, and I want to charge them the 9.5 percent. However, I don’t know where to begin, since they start and stop so frequently, how do I take money out when they are not working?
Only full-time workers must be covered under the ACA. Considering your situation, if you still want to provide coverage you'll only have to worry about how that coverage affects full-timers. You can see the IRS site for details, however your advice would be to look at average annual wages and full-time equivalents. Then look specifically at those who are considered full-time to find out what sort of employee-only coverage you can provide that will cost less than 9.5%.