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Seasonal Workers and PPACA: A Little Closer Look

Posted in Plan Administration, Welfare Plans

So some good steps to dealing with the seasonal employees issue might be to (1) clearly define them as seasonal and tell them, (2) limit their employment to a reasonable "season" (probably fewer than 120 consecutive days), and (3) clearly designate them as seasonal when you do your calculations for large employer status and for eligibility.  I suspect that where employers will most likely get in trouble is when they either don’t make it clear to employees they are seasonal, or don’t limit their employment to a defined "season."  If you need help defining who is a seasonal worker, what their season of employment is or how they effect your counting employees under PPACA, ask you attorney at Fox Rothschild for guidance.