PBSC cuts staff and faculty hours to avoid paying for health coverage

By Dara Kam - Palm Beach Post Capital Bureau

Palm Beach State College is cutting the hours of more than 100 part-time employees and hundreds more adjunct faculty to avoid having to provide health care coverage required for workers under the federal health care law.

Workers who now work 30 hours a week will work 27.5 hours a week after July 1, according to a letter sent to employees in April and confirmed by a college spokeswoman. The school’s 895 adjunct faculty members, who teach more than half the classes at the college’s four campuses, will be limited to teaching three classes per semester.

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