NY Workers’ Comp class code 8871 Rate Increases over 15%
NY Workers’ Comp class code 8871 is applied to clerical telecommuter employees. An employee must perform clerical duties in a residence office and meet other conditions described below in order to qualify for NY Workers’ Comp class code 8871. A residence office is a clerical work area located within the home of the clerical employee. The residence office must be separate and distinct from the location of the employer. Clerical duties of an employee classified to NY Workers’ Comp class code 8871 include the creation or maintenance of financial or other employer records, handling correspondence, computer composition, technical drafting, and telephone duties. Telecommuter employees who also engage in duties away from the residence such as depositing funds at banks, purchasing office supplies, and/or pickup or delivery of mail are also included in NY Workers’ Comp class code 8871 as long as the duties are incidental and directly related to their duties in the residential office.
NY Workers’ Comp class code 8871 does not apply to telecommuting employees who engage in outside sales, any work that exposes them to the operative hazards of the business, or any work that takes place in an area other than a residential clerical office. Telecommuter employees are considered to be Standard Exceptions unless specifically included within the phraseology of a basic classification.
NY Workers’ Comp class code 8871 Rate Increases 15%
The rate for NY Workers’ Comp class code 8871 increased over 15% in 2014. While the rate for clerical employees in general is low, the increase for class code 8871 means that employers whose operations include telecommuter employees will see higher premiums in the 2014 policy term.
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