Little wonder why they delayed the mandate, huh? In fact, many employers already cut back part-time hours to make sure none of those employees touch 30 hours. That's because 2013 was initially set as the "look back" period to determine whether employees are entitled to coverage. And as employers say these requirements will mean job losses, union leaders recently complained to Congressional leaders about this "incentive to cut hours."
It seems obvious from this and other surveys that employers have no intent of doing any serious expansion with the cloud of uncertainty that is the Affordable Care Act hanging over their head.
Correction: an earlier version of this post said union leaders complained to the administration; they complained to congressional leaders.