Ohio produce business braces for health care changes - The Packer

Ohio produce business braces for health care changes

10/30/2013 04:10:00 PM
Jim Offner

“We sent our general manager to a seminar on it, but even there they could not give him absolutes on what was going to happen,” he said.

Sanfillipo said he thinks the law will work, “as long as everybody is on a level playing field.”

Moving full-time workers to part-time status is not a workable scenario at Sirna & Sons Produce, a Ravenna, Ohio-based wholesale produce distributor, said Tom Sirna, chief executive officer.

“We are concerned for the simple reason that a lot of people are going to try to beat the scenario and go to part-time help,” he said. “We have drivers, receivers and people loading trucks. How do you have part-time drivers? Now, you’re going to hire twice as many and give them 25-30 hours a week?

“We don’t know what’s going to happen.”


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