WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND RELATED LAWS — INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW
72-1349B. Financing of benefits payments by professional employers and their clients. (1) Nonprofit organizations and governmental entities excepted. Financing of benefits for workers assigned by a professional employer to a nonprofit organization or a governmental entity shall be paid as provided in section 72-1349A, Idaho Code. Financing of benefits for workers assigned by a professional employer to any entity other than a nonprofit organization or governmental entity shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(2) Liability for contributions. Unless a professional employer meets the minimum requirements of this chapter, its client shall remain liable as a covered employer for any payments due under the provisions of this chapter. During the term of a professional employer arrangement, a professional employer is liable for the payment of all moneys due pursuant to this chapter as a result of wages paid to employees assigned to a client company, except compensation paid to sole proprietors or partners in the client company.
(3) Joint and several liability. A client is jointly and severally liable for any unpaid moneys due under the provisions of this chapter from the professional employer for wages paid to workers assigned to the client.
(4) Reporting requirements. The professional employer shall report and make all payments under its state employer account number. The professional employer shall keep separate records and submit separate quarterly wage reports for each of its clients. The professional employer shall pay contributions for its clients collectively using the professional employer’s contribution rate unless it elects to pay the contribution for certain clients individually in which instance the contribution shall be paid using the individual client’s contribution rate.
(5) Interested party. As between a professional employer and its client, the professional employer company shall be deemed to be the interested party for purposes of section 72-1323, Idaho Code, and all proceedings to determine rights to benefits under the provisions of this chapter.
(6) Temporary workers. The provisions of this section do not apply to an entity that provides temporary workers on a temporary help basis, provided that the entity is liable as the employer for all payments due under the provisions of this chapter as a result of wages paid to those temporary workers.
(7) Rebuttable presumption. When a professional employer assigns workers to only one (1) client and its affiliates, there is a rebuttable presumption that the client entered into a professional employer arrangement to avoid calculation of the proper taxable wage rate. If the professional employer fails to rebut this presumption, the director, pursuant to section 72-1353, Idaho Code, shall issue an administrative determination of coverage holding the client to be the covered employer for purposes of this chapter.
(8) A client ceasing to pay wages. Whenever a client ceases to pay wages, such client shall be subject to termination of its employer account and experience rating records in the same manner as any other employer, in accordance with the provisions of sections 72-1351 and 72-1352, Idaho Code. If a client which has ceased to pay wages subsequently becomes subject to this chapter because it resumes paying wages, it will be assigned the appropriate experience rate in accordance with the provisions of section 72-1351, Idaho Code.
(9) Succession of experience factors. Whenever a professional employer arrangement is entered, the separate account and experience factors of payroll and reserve shall be transferred to the professional employer for the purpose of determining the professional employer’s contribution rate to be paid on behalf of the client. Upon the expiration or termination of the professional employer arrangement, so much of the professional employer’s separate account and experience factors of payroll and reserve as is attributable to the client shall be transferred to the terminating client for the purpose of determining the client’s subsequent rate of contribution. In the event the professional employer elects to pay the client’s contribution separately as provided in subsection (4) of this section, then the client’s experience factors of payroll and reserve shall remain with the client employer for the duration of the professional employer arrangement.
[(72-1349B), added 1977, ch. 179, sec. 14, p. 486, am. 1978, ch. 112, sec. 7, p. 243; am. 1982, ch. 326, sec. 8, p. 817; am. and redesig. 1998, ch. 1, sec. 65, p. 49.]