A bipartisan solution for work force woes
Saturday, March 1st, 2014
by Derek Thomas for IBJ.com
Hoosiers may be surprised to learn that in 2012, the 112th Congress agreed on at least one thing: the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012—which included provisions to expand worksharing policies.
Work-sharing provides employers with the option of temporarily reducing the hours and wages of all employees instead of laying off all workers and saved a whopping half-million jobs during the recession—with less than half of all states utilizing it during that time period.