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Classification Phraseology as of:
1/1/2018
 
Classification Code:
9151
 
Phraseology:

THEATERS — musical entertainment — live performances — all performers and directors of performers

The actual remuneration of performers and directors of performers must be included, subject, however, to a maximum of $128,700 per year per person. When such employees do not work the entire year, the payroll limitation shall be prorated based upon the number of weeks in which such employees worked during the policy period.

Footnote:

This classification applies to employers that provide musical entertainment for a live audience. This classification includes but is not limited to orchestras, touring bands, casual or steady engagement music groups and event disc jockeys. This classification also applies to stage performers and dancers incidental to the musical performance.

Dance, opera, ballet and live theater performers including musicians shall be classified as 9156, Theaters — dance, opera and theater companies.

Also refer to companion Classification 9154, Theaters — not motion picture — all employees other than performers and directors of performers.

If an employee who performs duties described by Classification 9151 also performs duties described by Classification 9154, the payroll of that employee may be divided between Classifications 9151 and 9154 provided the employer maintains accurate records supported by time cards or time book entries that show such division. See Part 3, Section V, Rule 3, Division of Single Employee's Payroll.

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Effective DatePure Premium RateNote
1/1/2018$0.88New/Renewal
7/1/2017$1.03New/Renewal
1/1/2017$1.12New/Renewal
Prior Phraseology and Footnote:
Shown below is the previously published phraseology and footnoteEffective Date

Phraseology:
THEATERS — musical entertainment — live performances — all performers and directors of performers

The actual remuneration of performers and directors of performers must be included, subject, however, to a maximum of $122,200 per year per person. When such employees do not work the entire year, the payroll limitation shall be prorated based upon the number of weeks in which such employees worked during the policy period.

Footnote:

This classification applies to employers who provide musical entertainment for a live audience. This classification includes but is not limited to orchestras, touring bands, casual or steady engagement music groups and event disc jockeys. This classification also applies to stage performers and dancers incidental to the musical performance.

Dance, opera, ballet and live theater performers including musicians shall be classified as 9156, Theaters — dance, opera and theater companies.

Also refer to companion Classification 9154, Theaters — not motion picture — all employees other than performers and directors of performers.

If an employee who performs duties described by Classification 9151 also performs duties described by Classification 9154, the payroll of that employee may be divided between Classifications 9151 and 9154, provided the employer maintains accurate records supported by time cards or time book entries that show such division. Refer to Part 3, Section V, Rule 3.

1/1/2017
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