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Darden won't slash full-timers' hours to cut 'Obamacare' costs [Google+ Hangout]
Darden won't slash full-timers' hours to cut 'Obamacare' costs [Google+ Hangout]

Darden Restaurants Inc., the parent of eateries such as Olive Garden and Red Lobster, said it will not bump any of its full-time employees down to part-time status to save on healthcare costs once President Obama’s reforms go into effect. Come 2014, when the healthcare law is set to go into effect, Darden said its 45,000 full-time workers will keep their status. All full-timers, whether hourly or salaried, will have access to the same insurance coverage, the company said. Video chat: Join us at 2:30 p.m. The Orlando, Fla., business has 185,000 employees in total, three quarters of them part-time. But all of Darden’s more than 2,000 restaurants will have full-time hourly...

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