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287.282. Employee leasing arrangements, coverage required. -

1. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of section 287.280, every employer who obtains part of his work force from another entity through an employee leasing arrangement, or who employs the services of an entity through an employee leasing arrangement, may be required to cover his liability under the provisions of this chapter, through separate coverages or separate self-insurance on his leased employees and his nonleased employees. The director of the department of insurance, financial institutions and professional registration may, by rule, establish the standards and procedures by which insurance coverage shall be provided to employers using only leased employees, and to employers using both leased and nonleased employees. The director of the division of workers' compensation may, by a rule, establish the standards and procedures for qualification for self-insurance for employers using only leased employees and for employers using both leased and nonleased employees.

2. Such rules shall include, but not be limited to, the registration of employee leasing arrangements prior to their eligibility for insurance, or self-insurance, the information reporting requirements for both employee leasing arrangements and for employers who use such arrangements, the extent to which a client employer's experience shall determine the premium or bond or other security amount for coverage on leased employees, and the procedures by which such coverage or self-insurance on leased employees shall be issued, endorsed, audited, cancelled and nonrenewed.

3. For purposes of this section, the term "employee leasing arrangement" shall not include temporary help service arrangements which assign their employees to clients for a finite period of time to support or supplement the client's work force in special work situations, such as employee absences, temporary skill shortages and seasonal workloads, and which are not knowingly utilized as a mechanism of depriving one or more insurers of premiums which otherwise are properly payable.

4. When an employee leasing company leases employees to only one client company and its affiliates, there is a rebuttable presumption that the client company entered into an employee leasing arrangement to avoid the calculation of the proper contribution rate for payment of workers' compensation through insurance or self-insurance.

(L. 1992 H.B. 975 § 2)

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