Why do we have to cap hours every week since the ACA provides an option to average over the measurement period?
Clemson University, in consultation with internal and external attorneys, has evaluated the risk and determined that the risk and associated cost of potential penalties due to non-compliance is too high to provide the option to average hours at this time. There are multiple challenges to consider under this law such as: two measurement periods to track hours, employment breaks, lump sum payments, dual employment, and multiple jobs. Clemson is continuing to explore resources to assist with reporting and to further explore the potential of averaging hours. Clemson will continue to listen to specific and unique situations and reconsider as appropriate.