Is there a legal definition for "seasonal" employees? We don't include them in our group benefits and I want to be sure we aren't excluding people who should be included.
The term "seasonal" just means not full-time regular employee and they will only be employed during a demand time (not the whole year) as defined by the business. This will differ for each type of business. You, the employer, define benefit-eligible employees within your health benefit policies. Your carrier can help you define them correctly. You can exclude groups of employees as long as you are consistent and you are not discriminating based on illegal or protected class criteria such as age, race, gender, disability, religion, etc.
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