WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND RELATED LAWS — INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW
72-1352. Period, termination, and election of employer coverage. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this section, any employer who is or becomes a covered employer within any calendar year shall be deemed to be a covered employer until his coverage is terminated.
(2) The coverage of any covered employer may be terminated if:
(a) As of the close of any calendar quarter, it is found that such covered employer had no individuals performing services for him in covered employment, and that the continued operation of his trade, profession, or business is not likely to result in his having a quarterly payroll of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) or more within the ensuing two (2) calendar quarters; or
(b) As of the close of a calendar year, it is found that such covered employer did not pay or become liable to pay for services rendered to him in covered employment wages amounting to one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) or more in any calendar quarter of such year, and that the continued operation of his trade, profession, or business is not likely to create covered employment as defined in section 72-1316, Idaho Code, within the ensuing calendar year.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions in subsection (2)(a) or (2)(b), the coverage of an employer may not be terminated if he is or was subject under the provisions of the federal unemployment tax act during the current or preceding calendar year.
(3) Any employer for whom services are performed in this state which do not constitute covered employment, may file with the director a written request that all such services shall be deemed to constitute covered employment. Upon approval by the director, such services shall be deemed to constitute covered employment from the date stated in such approval for not less than two (2) calendar years. Such services shall cease to be covered employment as of January 1 of any calendar year subsequent to such two (2) calendar years, if not later than January 31 of such year either such employer has filed with the director a written notice of termination, or the director on his own motion, has given notice of termination of such coverage.
(4) Benefits payable to the employees thus covered will be payable on the same basis and conditions that apply to all other covered employees.
[72-1352, added 1947, ch. 269, sec. 52, p. 793; am. 1949, ch. 144, sec. 52, p. 252; am. 1955, ch. 18, sec. 7, p. 20; am. 1967, ch. 117, sec. 9, p. 233; am. 1971, ch. 142, sec. 13, p. 595; am. 1976, ch. 207, sec. 5, p. 763; am. 1977, ch. 179, sec. 15, p. 489; am. 1997, ch. 217, sec. 2, p. 641; am. 1998, ch. 1, sec. 68, p. 59.]