How does the look-back measurement method for determining full-time employee status under the Affordable Care Act apply to a new full-time employee?

Author: Brian G. Muse, LeClairRyan

A new full-time employee must be offered coverage by the first day of the fourth full calendar month of employment if it is reasonably expected that the employee will work on average at least 30 hours a week. The measurement and stability period concepts do not apply to a new full-time employee.