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EXCERPT

California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995
Effective January 1, 2020

Part 3, Standard Classification System, Section IV, Special Industry Classification Procedures, Rule 5, Mining


 

  1.  Mining
     
    1.  Payroll Basis

      No reduction in payroll shall be made on account of powder, explosives, detonator, blacksmithing tools, care of lamps or other materials or services furnished by the operators. Where employees work on the basis of a share in the future profits, their earnings must be included upon a definite agreed wage basis, which wage basis in no event shall be less than $12.00 per shift of eight (8) hours per employee. Where the actual remuneration is less than $12.00 per shift of eight (8) hours per employee, a wage of not less than $12.00 per shift of eight (8) hours per employee must be used.

      Notwithstanding any other provisions contained herein, when lodging is provided by the employer, the market value of such lodging to the employee shall be included in payroll.
       

    2. Standard Exceptions

      Draftspersons engaged exclusively within the office of such work and Clerical Office Employees engaged exclusively in keeping the books and records shall be treated as Standard Exceptions, and their payroll shall be assigned to Classification 8810, Clerical Office Employees.
       

    3. Definition of “Surface Employees” as used in Classification 1124, Mining – underground  – surface employees

      Only those employees of underground mines whose work is exclusively on the surface shall be assigned to Classification 1124. These employees include, but are not limited to, hoist engineers, top persons, blacksmiths, compressor persons, and employees engaged in land clearing and the construction and maintenance of all buildings, roads, ditches and flumes.
       

    4. Shops

      Machine shop, blacksmith shop, sawmill or mine car repair shop shall be assigned to Classification 1122, Mining – surface or Classification 1124, Mining – underground  – surface employees, depending upon the type of mine.