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Chatham County votes to cut part- time seasonal employees' hours

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

More than 100 part- time seasonal employees will have their hours cut after Chatham County Commissioners voted unanimously to do so on Friday.

They said the cuts were due to new provisions in the Affordable Care Act.

The county does not want to face the liability and cost of providing insurance for anyone working more than 30 hours a week.

"We have to guard the taxpayers money, and there's no way to pay for full-time work when only part time work is actually needed," said Chatham County Commissioner Dean Kicklighter.

The county will assist them in applying for insurance through the Healthcare Exchange.

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