50.24.150  <<  50.24.160 >>   50.24.170

Election of coverage.

Except as provided in RCW 50.04.165, any employing unit for which services that do not constitute employment as defined in this title are performed may file with the commissioner a written election that all such services performed by any distinct class or group of individuals or by all individuals in its employment in one or more distinct establishments or places of business shall be deemed to constitute employment for all the purposes of this title for at least two calendar years. Upon the written approval of such election by the commissioner, such services shall be deemed to constitute employment subject to this title on and after the date stated in the approval. Services covered under this section shall cease to be deemed employment as of January 1st of any calendar year subsequent to the two-calendar year period, only if the employing unit files with the commissioner before January 15th of that year a written application for termination of coverage. Services for which an employing unit may elect coverage include, but are not limited to, maritime service as described in RCW 50.04.170.


Conflict with federal requirements2013 c 75: "If any part of this act is found to be in conflict with federal requirements that are a prescribed condition to the allocation of federal funds to the state or the eligibility of employers in this state for federal unemployment tax credits, the conflicting part of this act is inoperative solely to the extent of the conflict, and the finding or determination does not affect the operation of the remainder of this act. Rules adopted under this act must meet federal requirements that are a necessary condition to the receipt of federal funds by the state or the granting of federal unemployment tax credits to employers in this state." [ 2013 c 75 § 3.]
Effective date2007 c 146 §§ 5, 6, and 10-12: See note following RCW 50.04.310.
Conflict with federal requirementsSeverability2007 c 146: See notes following RCW 50.04.080.
Effective dates1977 ex.s. c 292: See note following RCW 50.04.116.
ConstructionCompliance with federal act1971 c 3: See RCW 50.44.080.
Severability1951 c 265: See note following RCW 50.98.070.
Corporate officers, election of coverage: RCW 50.04.165.
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