(Image source: The White House)

 

BY CHARESSE JAMES

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN
 

As if finding a job weren’t hard enough, one Wisconsin law firm is allegedly refusing to hire anyone because President Obama was re-elected.

 

According to The Huffington Post, an applicant who responded to an ad by the Ruffi Law Offices ad on Craigslist claims the law office rejected them with a letter explaining that …

 

“In light of the election results and uncertainty surrounding the next four years, we have decided not to hire an associate at this time.”

 

A writer for Above the Law calls the letter “the best post-election rejection letter” he’s ever seen, saying...

 

“Nothing makes a political statement about the vibrancy of our democracy than petulantly firing people when democracy doesn’t go your way...”

 

Though the firm’s letter didn’t cite specifics, several other businesses have blamed President Obama’s Affordable Care Act as the reason they plan to cut back. 

 

However, according to Healthcare.gov, while businesses with more than 50 full-time employees might have to pay extra, employers with fewer than 25 employees might actually get tax credits under the Affordable Care Act. In fact, the small Ruffi firm wouldn’t even be required to pay health care for a new associate.

 

If true, Ruffi Law Offices would join the ranks of other business that have taken the election as a reason to scale back — including a Las Vegas CEO who reportedly fired 22 workers and a Georgia businessman who cut the hours of his several employees to cut costs.

Law Office Cancels Job Opening, Blames Obama

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Dec 11, 2012

Law Office Cancels Job Opening, Blames Obama

(Image source: The White House)

 

BY CHARESSE JAMES

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN
 

As if finding a job weren’t hard enough, one Wisconsin law firm is allegedly refusing to hire anyone because President Obama was re-elected.

 

According to The Huffington Post, an applicant who responded to an ad by the Ruffi Law Offices ad on Craigslist claims the law office rejected them with a letter explaining that …

 

“In light of the election results and uncertainty surrounding the next four years, we have decided not to hire an associate at this time.”

 

A writer for Above the Law calls the letter “the best post-election rejection letter” he’s ever seen, saying...

 

“Nothing makes a political statement about the vibrancy of our democracy than petulantly firing people when democracy doesn’t go your way...”

 

Though the firm’s letter didn’t cite specifics, several other businesses have blamed President Obama’s Affordable Care Act as the reason they plan to cut back. 

 

However, according to Healthcare.gov, while businesses with more than 50 full-time employees might have to pay extra, employers with fewer than 25 employees might actually get tax credits under the Affordable Care Act. In fact, the small Ruffi firm wouldn’t even be required to pay health care for a new associate.

 

If true, Ruffi Law Offices would join the ranks of other business that have taken the election as a reason to scale back — including a Las Vegas CEO who reportedly fired 22 workers and a Georgia businessman who cut the hours of his several employees to cut costs.

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