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Yes, an employer could do so. While private employers have the ability to define employees how they choose, the state will look to their own definitions of "seasonal employee" to determine if the employer is engaging in any sort of inappropriate discrimination.
The state itself though allows the designation of a seasonal employee for up to (but no more than) 10 months of every 12 month period. The state would recognize and allow, for their own purposes, seasonal status of 8 months.
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