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California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995
Effective January 1, 2018

Part 3, Standard Classification System, Section IV, Special Industry Classification Procedures, Rule 2, Construction or Erection, Paragraph d, Executive Level Supervisors


2. Construction or Erection Work

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d.    Executive Level Supervisors

Executive level supervisors oversee the insured’s construction operations through second level (or higher) supervisors. In addition, on job sites where the insured subcontracts all operations to licensed subcontractors, executive level supervisors may oversee operations through subcontractors. Notwithstanding any other provisions contained herein, it is not permissible to divide a single employee’s payroll, within a single policy period, between Classification 5606, Contractors – executive level supervisors, and any other classification.

Executive level supervisors over construction operations wherein the insured develops payroll in one or more construction or erection classifications shall be eligible for Classification 5606 provided not less than two levels of supervision, as defined below, are retained between the executive level supervisor and the workers performing the actual construction operations.

(1)  First level supervisors generally work at a job site with a single crew of workers performing a single trade and do not travel between concurrent job sites to supervise different crews. While first level supervisors may engage in construction activities alongside the crew, as supervisors they have the authority to direct and control the crew’s work. This control includes training, evaluating, and disciplining crewmembers. Employees who assist with training or leading a crew, but who do not have the authority to direct and discipline crewmembers, or are not accountable for the work performed by the crew, are not considered first level supervisors.

(2) Second level supervisors generally have broad authority over the work crews at one or more job sites. Second level supervisors direct and control the work of first level supervisors. The duties of second level supervisors are exclusively supervisory in nature.

e.     Idle Time, Strike Pay, or Other Payroll Paid for Hours Not Worked

If an employee’s payroll is segregated among classifications based upon the hours worked in each operation, the payroll for idle time, strike pay, or other payroll paid for hours not worked shall be apportioned among the classifications applicable to the employee’s payroll based on the earnings for time actually worked in those classifications.

Example

A construction worker engages in fence construction and conduit construction. The worker is paid $12 per hour for fence work and $15 per hour for conduit work. The number of hours recorded for fence work, conduit work and idle time is shown below. The earnings for time actually worked in Classification 6400 is 63.8% of the payroll for Classifications 6400 and 6325 combined ($264.00 / $414.00 = 63.8%). The idle time apportioned to Classification 6400 is therefore 5.1 hours (8 hours idle time x 63.8% = 5.1 hours), the payroll for idle time in this classification is $61.22 (5.1 hours x $12 per hour idle time = $61.22), and the total payroll in this classification is $325.22 ($264.00 payroll + $61.22 idle time payroll = $325.22). The earnings for time actually worked in Classification 6325 is 36.2% of the payroll for Classifications 6400 and 6325 combined ($150.00 / $414.00 = 36.2%). The idle time apportioned to Classification 6325 is therefore 2.9 hours (8 hours idle time x 36.2% = 2.9 hours), the payroll for idle time in this Classification is $34.78 (2.9 hours x $12 per hour idle time = $34.78), and the total payroll in this Classification is $184.78 ($150.00 payroll + $34.78 idle time payroll = $184.78).

Work Record

Operation

Hours

Rate per Hour

Payroll

% of Payroll for Hours Worked

Fence Construction – Classification 6400

22

$12.00

$264.00

63.8%

Conduit Construction – Classification 6325

10

$15.00

150.00

36.2%

Subtotal

32

N/A

$414.00

100 %

Idle Time

8

$12.00

96.00

N/A

Total

40

N/A

$510.00

N/A

 

Apportionment

Operation

Hours

Rate per Hour

Payroll

% of Payroll for Hours Worked

Idle Time – fence

5.1

N/A

$61.22

63.8%

Idle Time – conduit

2.9

N/A

34.78

36.2%

Total

8.0

N/A

$96.00

100%

 

Reconciliation

Classification 6400 Payroll

Classification 6325 Payroll

Payroll for hours worked

$264.00

Payroll for hours worked

$150.00

Idle time payroll

61.22

Idle time payroll

34.78

Total fence construction payroll:

$325.22

Total conduit construction payroll:

$184.78

Total Payroll ($325.22 + $184.78) = $510.00