California lawmakers are expected to vote next week on a bill designed to prevent large employers in the state from cutting back employee work hours to avoid paying for health care. Assembly Bill 880, introduced in February by Assembly member Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, aims to close the so-called “Walmart loophole,” the notion that employers will shift to part-time workers rather than pay the health-care costs for those working 30 hours or more, as will be required under ...

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