|Who is an "Agricultural Employer" for purposes of U.C.
|An agricultural employer is a farm operator or crew
- Paid cash remuneration of $20,000 or more in a calendar
- Had at least 10 individuals in agricultural employment
some portion of a day in each of 20 different weeks in either
the current or preceding calendar year.
|What is considered agricultural
|Agricultural labor means any service performed:
- On a farm in connection with cultivating the soil or
or harvesting any agricultural or horticultural commodity.
- In the employ of an operator of a farm in connection with
the operation, management, conservation, improvement or
maintenance of the farm, its tools and equipment.
- In connection with the salvaging of timber, clearing brush
other debris left by hurricane if the major part of such
service is performed on a farm.
- In connection with the production or harvesting of any
commodity defined in section 15(g) of the Agricultural Marketing
- In connection with the ginning of cotton.
- In connection with the operation or maintenance of
canals, reservoirs, or waterways, not owned or operated for
profit, used exclusively for supplying and storing water for
- In the employ of the operator of a farm in handling,
drying, packing, packaging, processing, freezing, grading,
or delivering, in its unmanufactured state, any agricultural
horticultural commodity, only if the operator produced more
than one-half of the commodity.
- In the employ of a group of operators of a farm or a
organization only if the operators produce more than
one-half of the commodity.
|What is not considered agricultural
- Services performed in connection with commercial
canning or freezing.
- Services performed in connection with any agricultural or
horticultural commodity after its delivery to a terminal
for distribution for consumption.
- Services performed on a farm operated for profit if the
is not in the course of the employer's trade or business.
- Agricultural workers who are aliens admitted to the United
to perform agricultural labor pursuant to Sections 214 and
(15)(H) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
|Who is a crew leader?|
A crew leader is any individual who furnishes individuals to
perform agricultural labor for any other employer or farm operator
- Pays, either on their own behalf or on behalf of the other
operator, the individuals they furnished for the service
in agricultural labor.
- Has not entered into a written agreement with the farm
under which the agricultural worker is designated as being in
employ of the farm operator.
For additional information please contact the Contribution
Section at 614-466-2319, or write to us at ODJFS, Contribution
Section, PO Box 182404, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2404. You may also
contact a local Compliance