Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 05:14 PM – By Todd Beamon

Dunkin’ Brands — the owner of Dunkin’ Donuts — is working to overturn a major provision of Obamacare.

The company, based in Canton, Massachusetts, is lobbying the White House to change its definition of full-time work from at least 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, CEO Nigel Travis told the Financial Times.

The change would leave Dunkin’ and other companies with fewer workers to insure under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law.

Under the Affordable Care Act, large employers must provide health coverage to all full-time workers and their dependents or face a penalty.

The Obamacare mandate applies to all companies with 50 or more full-time employees.

The penalty for not providing coverage is $2,000 per worker, The Financial Times reports.

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