WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND RELATED LAWS — INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW
72-1344. Reciprocal arrangements and cooperation. (1) The director is authorized to enter into reciprocal arrangements with appropriate agencies of other states or of the federal government, or both, whereby:
(a) An employer of an individual who customarily provides services for the employer in more than one (1) state may elect to have the services deemed performed entirely in one (1) state if the state is one in which: (i) any part of the individual’s services are performed, or (ii) the individual has his residence, or (iii) the employer maintains a place of business, provided the individual agrees with the election and the agency charged with the administration of such state’s unemployment insurance law approves it;
(b) Potential rights to benefits accumulated under the unemployment insurance laws of the federal government may constitute the basis for the payment of benefits through a single appropriate agency under terms which the director finds will be fair to all affected interests and will not result in a substantial loss to the employment security fund;
(c) The director shall participate in any wage combining plan that the secretary of labor may approve as provided in 26 U.S.C. 3304(a)(9)(B) of the federal unemployment tax act. Other arrangements outside the scope of the federal plan may be entered into if fair and reasonable provisions for reimbursement to the employment security fund for any benefits paid are included. Under such a plan, wages or services, upon the basis of which an individual may become entitled to benefits under an unemployment insurance law of another state or of the federal government, may be deemed to be wages for covered employment for the purpose of determining his rights to benefits under this chapter, and wages for covered employment, on the basis of which an individual may become entitled to benefits under this chapter, may be deemed to be wages or services on the basis of which unemployment insurance under the law of another state or of the federal government is payable; and
(d) Contributions due under this act with respect to wages for covered employment shall for the purposes of sections 72-1354 through 72-1364, Idaho Code, be deemed to have been paid to the employment security fund as of the date payment was made as contributions therefor under another state or federal unemployment insurance law. No such arrangement shall be entered into unless it contains provisions for reimbursement to the fund of such contributions as the director finds will be fair to all affected interests.
(2) Reimbursements paid from the employment security fund pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of this section shall be deemed to be benefits for the purposes of this chapter. The director is authorized to make and receive reimbursements to and from other state or federal agencies in accordance with arrangements entered into pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.
(3) The director is authorized to enter into arrangements whereby facilities and services provided under this chapter and facilities and services provided under the unemployment insurance law of any foreign government may be utilized for taking claims and paying benefits.
[72-1344, added 1947, ch. 269, sec. 44, p. 793; am. 1949, ch. 144, sec. 44, p. 252; am. 1971, ch. 142, sec. 9, p. 595; am. 1998, ch. 1, sec. 54, p. 30.]