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Classification Phraseology as of:
1/1/2021
 
Classification Code:
8820
 
Phraseology:

LAW FIRMS — all employees — including Clerical Office Employees, Clerical Telecommuter Employees and Outside Salespersons

The entire remuneration of each employee shall be included, subject to a maximum of $139,100 per year. When the policy is in force for less than a 12-month period, the maximum payroll amount shall be prorated based upon the number of weeks in the policy period.

Footnote:

This classification applies to licensed attorneys and law firms that provide legal services to clients on a fee or pro bono basis, including but not limited to supplying legal advice and representation in civil and criminal litigation, administrative hearings, personal and business transactions and other legal matters.

The operations performed by legal staff who are not employed by a law firm shall be assigned to the standard classification assignable to the employer or to the applicable Standard Exception classification.

Employers providing legal support services to attorneys and law firms on a fee basis, including but not limited to process serving summonses, complaints and subpoenas, preparing or filing court documents and reproducing documents shall be classified as 8821, Law Firm Support Services.

Rules:

USRP, Part 3, Section III, Rule 4, Standard Exceptions, Subrule c, Standard Exception Classification Procedures
USRP, Appendix IV, Classifications Including Clerical Office Employees or Outside Salespersons

Approved Pure Premium Rate:
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Effective DatePure Premium RateNote
1/1/2020$0.40New/Renewal
1/1/2019$0.30New/Renewal
7/1/2018$0.30New/Renewal
Prior Phraseology and Footnote:
Shown below is the previously published phraseology and footnoteEffective Date

Phraseology:

LAW FIRMS — all employees — including Outside Salespersons and Clerical Office Employees

Footnote:

This classification applies to licensed attorneys and law firms that provide legal services to clients on a fee or pro bono basis, including but not limited to supplying legal advice and representation in civil and criminal litigation, administrative hearings, personal and business transactions and other legal matters.

The operations performed by legal staff who are not employed by a law firm shall be assigned to the standard classification assignable to the employer or to the applicable Standard Exception classification.

Employers providing legal support services to attorneys and law firms on a fee basis, including but not limited to process serving summonses, complaints and subpoenas, preparing or filing court documents and reproducing documents shall be classified as 8821, Law Firm Support Services.

1/1/2019
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