12 CRR-NY 490.3NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 12. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CHAPTER VII. DIVISION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
SUBCHAPTER B. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
ARTICLE 3. ADMINISTRATIVE INTERPRETATIONS
PART 490. ADMINISTRATIVE INTERPRETATIONS
12 CRR-NY 490.3
12 CRR-NY 490.3
490.3 Agricultural labor (Unemployment Insurance Law, § 511, subd. 6, par. [a], cl. [4]).
(a) Services as an incident to farming operations.
(1) The provision that services in “handling, planting, drying, packing, packaging, processing, freezing, grading, storing, or delivering to storage or to market or to a carrier for transportation to market” any agricultural or horticultural commodity, are excluded from the definition of “employment” if performed as an incident to farming operations, pertains to any such commodity, including fruits and vegetables.
(2) Such services can be an “incident to farming operations” only if performed by employees of the producer of the commodity but irrespective of the location of the point at which such performance takes place.
(3) In order than any such performance be considered “an incident to farming operations” it must be definitely established that production of agricultural or horticultural commodities is the primary purpose in the over-all operations of the employer.
(b) Services as an incident to preparation of fruits or vegetables for market.
(1) The application of the provision that in the case of fruits and vegetables, such services are excluded from the definition of “employment”, if performed “as an incident to the preparation of such fruits or vegetables for market”, requires that the producer have title in or control over the commodity, or both, at the time of such performance but does not require that the services be performed by the employees of the producer.
(2) “Preparation. . . for market” does not include:
(i) storing or handling during storage after the commodity has reached the condition in which the producer intends to dispose of it, or
(ii) operations in connection with the conversion of the primary product into a secondary derivative, such as the manufacture of cider from apples or grape juice from grapes.
(c) Terminal market.
(1) Services in connection with any agricultural or horticultural commodity after its delivery to a terminal market for distribution for consumption constitutes “employment” within the meaning of the law even if performed by employees of the producer.
(2) A commodity has been delivered to “a terminal market for distribution for consumption” when it has reached the condition in which the producer intends to dispose of it by transferring title and control and has reached the point at which such disposal is ultimately made.
12 CRR-NY 490.3
Current through March 31, 2021
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