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Using the Initial Measurement Period

Employees who start after the company's inaugural standard measurement period are considered new hires for ACA purposes and will have their hours measured over an initial measurement period. The initial measurement period runs from the employee's date of hire to the date just prior to their date of hire the following year.

For example, an employee who started on February 1, 2021 will have an initial measurement period that runs from February 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022.

If an employee is hired after the start of the company's standard measurement period, there will be an overlap between the initial measurement period and the standard measurement period.

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