Job Lock


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Job Lock

A situation in which an employee wants to quit his/her job, but is unable to because he/she is afraid of losing health insurance or other employee benefits. A job lock may hold back one's career or, just as seriously, one's personal satisfaction at work.
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This method echoes an identification approach used in the previous literature that found substantial evidence of job lock in the early 1990s.
older selfemployed individuals are switching to wage-earning jobs, fewer, younger baby boomers (those at 55) are choosing self-employment and the high cost of health insurance is creating a job lock where individuals are hesitant to leave jobs that provide health insurance.
So it is remarkable to me--and this has been pretty well commented on in the wake of the report--that a Republican party that used to herald freedom, choice and opportunity, that used to call for specifically an end to job lock created by the need for health care and health insurance, is now finding in this report--which is overwhelmingly positive when it comes to its assessment of the Affordable Care Act--a political slogan that happens to be factually challenged.
Two of these fatalities could have been prevented by disconnecting the power and assuring it is off, having each miner on the job lock the power source in the safe position, using his or her personal safety lock and tag to prevent the power from being reenergized.
States can choose whether to keep or kill the arrangements they have been using to prevent health insurance-related job lock.
Job lock refers to the fact that workers are often unwilling to leave a current job that provides health insurance for another position that might not, even if they would be more productive in that other position.
The impact of health on job mobility: A measure of job lock.
And Gatland's take on the job looks to be in line with Lewis' insistence that Gareth Jenkins' successor must want the job lock, stock and barrel rather than see it as second choice to the other vacant coaching jobs with nations like South Africa and New Zealand.
Under this scenario, there will not be a job lock and there will not be a mismatch of worker and job characteristics.
Current HIPAA law was intended to prevent job lock by waiving preexisting condition requirements, he adds.
Economists have produced a handful of studies attempting to detect job lock using nationally representative data and have not arrived at a consensus.