AN ACT AMENDING A PROVISION OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT RELATING TO PRISONERS AND PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN BENEFITS FOR NEWSPRINT EMPLOYEES.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends the long title.
Amends GS 97-13 (Exceptions from provisions of Article). Deletes proposed amendment to subsection (c), regarding application of the Article to prisoners being worked by the State or its subdivisions. Provides that prisoners worked pursuant to the Prison Industry Enhancement Program will have their average weekly wage calculated under GS 97-2(5), notwithstanding the $30 per week limit for prisoners described in subsection (c). Effective when the bill becomes law.
Enacts new GS 95-28.5. Provides that workers meeting each of eight listed conditions, including that the worker is paid by a person engaged in the business of publishing and distributing newspapers or magazines, are treated as employees for the purposes of GS Chapters 95, 96, 97, 105, and 143.
Amends GS 96-1(b)(12). Amends the definition ofemployment to include certain service involving delivery or distribution of newspapers and shopping news, or involving the sale of newspapers or magazines. Makes technical changes.
Amends GS 97-2(2), deleting a rebuttable presumption that the termemployee does not include persons performing services in the sale of newspapers or magazines.
Except as otherwise stated, effective January 1, 2018.
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